Captain Underpants

Captain Underpants


Raised: $7,915

Goal: $2,020

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

As I write this, it is now been 6 years, 2 months, and 8 days since we lost Mark to Pancreatic Cancer.  Mark was so incredibly brave facing this disease and managed to maintain his sense of humor throughout.  His love for his family and friends (and all things comic-book-related) kept his spirit strong. I try to honor his spirit, his bravery, and his sense of humor each day.  Being a part of the PanCan community and participating in Purple Stride each year (year 6 for Team Captain Underpants) brings hope to what often feels like a hopeless situation. 

The 5-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer just increased a percentage point to 13%. A small gain, but a gain nonetheless. When Mark was diagnosed, the survival rate was less than 5%. Early detection is key. Education is key. Awareness is key. All this takes funds to support research, treatment, and programs that directly affect patients and their families. 

Team Captain Underpants has stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Will you help us rewrite the future of this disease by donating today?

Every dollar that you donate ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to create better outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating to our team, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival. This organization, these folks at PanCan provide so much to families. 

Purple ribbons and t-shirts are great, but they aren’t enough. Please join our team or donate or both! April 27th is Purple Stride this year. No matter where you are...LA, Las Vegas, New York...stride with us and honor Mark's memory.

Have fun storming the castle!  Think it'll work?  It'll take a miracle.

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About PanCAN PurpleStride

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

On Saturday, April 27, 2024, at nearly 60 events 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 PanCAN's signature community celebration, raising money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.