Cliff's Crusaders

  • Cliff's Crusaders at PurpleStride 2022

    Cliff's Crusaders at PurpleStride 2022

Cliff's Crusaders


Raised: $356

Goal: $500

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Pancreatic cancer doesn't stop or slow down, and neither do we!

Cliff's Crusaders will be walking in PurpleStride 2023 in honor of Clifford R. Forbis. Cliff was a husband, father of 3, grandfather of 4, and friend to many. He loved spending time with his family, photography, camping, reading mysteries, fishing, and music. He could fix any computer problem and always had the answer to whatever question he was asked. He had a great sense of humor and was forever teasing his kids and grandkids. He loved to travel and always planned trips down to the very last detail to ensure that nothing was missed.

In December 2018, Cliff was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. It had already spread beyond his pancreas so surgery was not an option. He went through multiple rounds of chemo and seemed to be making progress, the tumor shrinking by 55%. But then his body stopped being able to tolerate the chemo. After fighting hard for 18 months, we lost him on June 4, 2020. We didn't know about PanCan and all the resources and support they offer until after his battle was lost.

Cliff's wife, sons, daughter, daughter-in-law, granddaughters, friends, and honorary family members walk to put an end to pancreatic cancer. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds to support other families facing pancreatic cancer and to continue the research that will lead to a cure.

PurpleStride funds lifechanging programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. Every dollar you give means more patients can benefit from PanCAN’s free, one-on-one support, personalized information, service and resources that can make a real difference in their lives.

Our goal is to help the patients and families currently suffering from this horrible disease, and to find a cure so no one else has to lose someone they love. Currently, the 5-year survival rate is 11%. We have to do better. We can end pancreatic cancer.

Please make a gift of any size to get our team one step closer to our fundraising goal and improving more patients’ lives. 

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support.

The family of Cliff Forbis

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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.