Stu's Crew -- PurpleStride 2024

  • Score Against Pancreatic Cancer -- Rickerson Cup Invitational 2024

    Score Against Pancreatic Cancer -- Rickerson Cup Invitational 2024

Stu's Crew -- PurpleStride 2024


Raised: $18,158

Goal: $32,024

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

The Rickerson Invitational Rugby Cup will be presented on April 27, 2024, the same day as PanCAN's PurpleStride "Walks to End Pancreatic Cancer" will take place around the country to fund research to cure pancreatic cancer, and extend many more survivor lives. 

I’m reaching out to you for your help. Stu's Crew has a goal to raise $32,024 or more with the Rickerson Cup through PurpleStride San Diego to support more pancreatic cancer research, through The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ("PanCAN").  

To date, the Rickerson Cup one-day rugby event has raised cumulatively over $602,184 for PanCAN researchers ("Community for Progress"). 100% of all gifts raised by the Rickerson Cup go to PanCAN.

There are 2 easy ways to give:

1) DONATE ONLINE: Donating through the website is simple, fast, and secure, using your credit card. Just click on "Donate."

2) DONATE BY CHECK: Over the years, many Rickerson Cup donors preferred to give off-line, avoiding all processing fees. If donating by check appeals to you:

-First, Make out your check to: "Pancreatic Cancer Action Network"

-Write "Rickerson Cup" in the memo line, so it can be credited to this DIY event.

-Then send your check to:  PanCAN, c/o P/S San Diego, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.


​I hope you decide to support PanCAN's mission to convert pancreatic cancer from a "deadly diagnosis" to a "chronic condition," and eventually to find a cure for it. 

I will match dollar-for-dollar the first $10,000 received online while this site is online.

A sincere "thank you" for your support for Rugby and PanCAN.


Stu Rickerson


Pancreatic cancer still has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at only 13%. It is the 3rd most deadly cancer in the U.S., passing breast cancer a few years ago. More than 60,000 will be diagnosed this year, and over 50,000 will die in 2024Nearly an equal number of women are diagnosed and die as men, so it is "an equal opportunity destroyer of families."

This disease has stolen some our best and our brightest (Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Congressman/Civil Rights Icon John Lewis, Jeopardy's Alex Trebek, actor/dancer Patrick Swayze, Harry Potter actors Alan Rickman (Snape) and John Hurt (Ollevander), golfer Tom Weiskoff, Apple's Steve Jobs; the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin; Astronaut Sally Ride, to name just a few). 

Then there are so many of our friends, work colleagues, and family members who already have or one day will receive this "dread diagnosis."

This cancer is far more common than you may think, and the number of patients diagnosed with it -- and dying from it -- is still rising. Tragically, over 70% of newly diagnosed patients die in 1 year or less. 

PanCAN is dedicated to dramatically reducing those numbers, while substantially raising the 5-year survival rate. To convert this "deadly disease" into a "chronic condition" and ultimately find a cure. 

PanCAN is focusing both on early detection (which drives better outcomes) and new and better treatments. Quantifiable improvements are starting to happen.

You can speed that change.

As a 19-year+ survivor, I’m thankful that I was given this extra time and also realize how lucky I am. When I got sick, my only child was just 6 years-old. I did not expect to see her through grade school. I was lucky; my cancer was diagnosed early. Instead, I got to watch her win 2 league championships and advance deep into NCAA D1 soccer tournaments three times at the college of her dreams and then see her graduate in 2022!

I’m stepping up again to Wage Hope at PurpleStride in San Diego in a walk to end pancreatic cancer in De Anza Cove on April 27, 2024. Joining me virtually this year will be many friends who have supported the Rickerson Cup Invitational college rugby event hosted by Princeton University. This year's match will be against the United States Naval Academy, on the West Windsor Fields on Saturday, April 27th, starting at noon. If you're in the area, stop by and say "hi" to me!!

Even if you can’t walk or visit with me, you can really help. 

Your donation will fund vital pancreatic cancer research and free services for patients and their families. Won't you help?

Hit the “Donate” button and enter Stu’s Crew as your team. 

Or, start your own team!

More dollars will allow PanCAN to fund even more research and provide even more Hope for the 60,000+ patients who will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and their families this year and in the years to come. 

Please join me in this fight today. 

Give to PanCAN directly or through the Rickerson Cup as a member of "Stu's Crew" team.

But please give what you can ...

You can help PanCAN re-write the future of pancreatic cancer in America.

Thank you!







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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.