Patty's Team

  • Our first PurpleStride 2009

    Our first PurpleStride 2009

Patty's Team


Raised: $2,573

Goal: $5,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Welcome to Our PanCAN PurpleStride Patty's Team Fundraising Page!

We are taking steps to end pancreatic cancer at PanCAN PurpleStride on Saturday, April 27, 2024, in memory of our beautiful mother/mother-in-law/grandmother Patty and for all of our friends and loved ones who have been touched by pancreatic cancer.

In July 2000, our vivacious Patty sadly lost her short battle with pancreatic cancer. Like most, she found out too late for a fair fight!  About 95% of people with pancreatic cancer die from it, experts say. It’s so lethal because during the early stages, when the tumor would be most treatable, there are usually no symptoms. It tends to be discovered at advanced stages when abdominal pain or jaundice may result. 

Presently, there are no general screening tools for pancreatic masses/tumors/cysts. As in Katherine’s case, many people who learn about their pancreatic tumors early do so by accident during other incidental studies.  In 2017, a small mass was discovered on her pancreas during a work-up for Celiac Disease. Through imaging and biopsies it was determined to be an IPMN, a pre-cancerous neoplasm, and has been watched closely ever since. We heavily rely on the research and guidance of medical professionals to manage this situation, which can be very scary at times.  

This year, an estimated 56,770 new cases of pancreatic cancer will be diagnosed and an estimated 45,750 deaths from pancreatic cancer will occur across the nation. PanCAN PurpleStride is the number one way PanCAN raises money to fund vital research that can bring new treatment options to patients, and gives them free, personalized one-to-one support through PanCAN Patient Services. 

PanCAN PurpleStride is for everyone, and we would love for you to join our walk to help change the face of pancreatic cancer. Just click the Register button at the top of this page and follow a few easy steps to get set up. 

If you can't join us in the walk, please help us get one step closer to the day where pancreatic cancer patients don’t just survive but thrive! Any amount is one step closer and we are so thankful for your support! 

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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.