Captain Ron's Crew

Captain Ron's Crew


Raised: $880

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

We are striding for everyone who has been affected by pancreatic cancer but also in loving memory of Ron Swietek. On October 22, 2013, the day Ron’s first grandchild Tanner was born, we learned that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Sadly, Ron lost his eight-month courageous battle on June 30, 2014. Ron was only 55. Like many individuals who are diagnosed with this disease, he was taken from us way too soon. In 1988, Ron’s mother, Lillian, also passed away from pancreatic cancer.

This will be our 9th PurpleStride as Captain Ron’s Crew.

There will be 60 U.S. cities taking steps in the PanCAN PurpleStride event on the same day in April 2023! This means more awareness and more funds to keep PanCAN’s programs running so patients and families don’t have to navigate pancreatic cancer alone.

The PurpleStride event is free to register! Everyone who registers and raises $50 or more will receive an official PurpleStride 2023 tshirt. Everyone who raises $1,000 or more will become a member of the Grand Club and will receive exclusive Grand Club gear! 

Let’s take the steps together in the fight to end Pancreatic Cancer! We would love to see you on April 29th for the San Diego PurpleStride! 

#TakingStepsToEndPancreaticCancer #WageHope

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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.