• We walk because she gave!

    We walk because she gave!



Raised: $2,090

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!


On October 12, 2020 we lost our mother/wife to her fight with Pancreatic cancer. One of the things she underwent while going through her battle with cancer was a medical trail. I remember her telling me (as one of the reasons why she choose to do it) “maybe it will help someone else even if it doesn’t help me”. Selfless to say the least. My mom was strong in ever sense of the word but I believe during her fight with cancer and in life she drew her strength from God. I asked her one day (while she was ill) “Mom what do you think about when you are going through and feeling pain?” Her reply… to my pleasant amazement “I just think of what Christ endured on the cross.”

My mom had a heart for her family and charity… always donating to someone…some organization. 

So family/friends lets walk for those with pancreatic cancer and honor the memory of our Beloved Deborah Ann Blanks. If she can use her body to help we can use our legs and our funds to help improve and support those suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Read below for instructions to sign or donate. Our team name again is DEBSTRONG! ❤

My team and I are taking steps to end pancreatic cancer at PanCAN PurpleStride on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

We want to make the biggest impact on the lives of pancreatic cancer patients – and we need your help to do that!

PanCAN PurpleStride is the number one way PanCAN raises money to fund vital research that can bring new treatment options to patients, and gives them free, personalized one-to-one support through PanCAN Patient Services.

Here’s where you come in! We’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal – because the more money we raise, the bigger impact we make – and would appreciate a gift of any size to help us get there.  

PanCAN PurpleStride is for everyone, and we’d love for you to join our team! Just click the Register button at the top of this page and follow a few easy steps to get set up. And anyone who registers and raises $50 will receive an official PanCAN PurpleStride 2023 T-shirt!

Can we count on you to get us one step closer to the day where pancreatic cancer patients don’t just survive but thrive?

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support!

Loading ...
Donor Name
Amount Donated

About PanCAN PurpleStride

Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate event to end pancreatic cancer.

On One Big Day, through 60 PurpleStride events taking place across the country, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together and walk to honor everyone affected by the disease.

PurpleStride is the number one way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.