Always Frank's Supporters (AFS)

Always Frank's Supporters (AFS)


Raised: $1,496

Goal: $11,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Welcome to our PurpleStride team fundraising page, Always Frank’s Supporters! Walk or run with us April 27, 2024. 

Two days before his 52nd birthday in 2011 Frank was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He fought hard with support from our three beautiful daughters, other family members, friends, co-workers, and wonderful healthcare professionals. We got him through treatments, and he was able to be with us for graduations and the very best Smuggs vacation that summer. After 14½ months of fighting that cancer on January 6, 2013 he left us for a special place in heaven.


Since then two of our daughters have gotten married, and we have four beautiful grandchildren. So, walk with us. If you cannot, please make a donation and help us reach our fundraising goal!  Frank is relying on us now to help to learn more about this disease so that a cure can be found. 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.