The Z Team

The Z Team


Raised: $1,456

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down, and neither do we! 

We’re going to help make progress, with your support.

The Z Team is back and participating in PanCAN’s Chicago PurpleStride walk! 
This year the walk is taking place on April 27th at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. This is PanCan’s largest fundraising event of the year, and every dollar raised counts toward improving outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients.

As many of you know, Bill was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2019 and passed away in August 2022. Twenty years earlier he lost both parents to pancreatic cancer when there was little to no treatment except surgery. They were both Stage 4 when diagnosed, so that wasn’t even an option. Bill was Stage 2b when diagnosed. The five-year survival rate was 9% and we knew he was in the fight for his life. He did every treatment that was available to him and more. There were no clinical trial options available to him and no targeted immunotherapy developed yet for him. works to raise awareness about symptoms and provide research, patient and caregiver support, and advocate for new treatments to increase survival time. Now in 2024, the survival rate is 13%.

Please join The Z Team in Wheaton on April 27th! Walk for the cure, walk to remember your loved ones as we will remember Bill, and walk to support those still fighting the battle! 

If you can't make the walk, please consider making a gift of any size to get us one step closer to our fundraising goal and improving more patients’ lives. 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. You can donate to a team member or make a general donation to The Z Team.

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support.

PS. If your company has a matching program, please consider asking them to match your donation!

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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.