Rick's Faithful Warriors

Rick's Faithful Warriors


Raised: $100

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!


Pancreatic cancer and research has become very personal to me. In May of 2022, my Dad started his battle with pancreatic cancer. For over a year, my family watched as my Dad struggled daily with this cancer. He was a fighter and did everything he could to stay with his family and beat this horrible disease. Even though he fought hard and never gave up, my Dad ultimately lost his battle. The Lord took my Dad home in August of 2023. 

I have seen how this cancer can affect the patient, their family and all their lives. It was heartbreaking as a family to watch our Dad and Pop Pop suffer from this cancer. Since his passing, I have made it my mission to spread awareness and be an advocate for pancreatic cancer. I am making this a personal mission to raise money to help fund research that can put an end to pancreatic cancer. 

I’m taking steps to end pancreatic cancer at PanCAN PurpleStride on Saturday, April 29, 2023. I was blessed to walk with my Dad and my kids last year and now we will walk in memory of my Dad and for every person and family that has been affected by this cancer.  

I want to make the biggest impact on the lives of pancreatic cancer patients – and I need your help to do that!

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.

Here’s where you come in! I’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal – because the more money I raise, the bigger impact we make – and would appreciate a gift of any size to help me get there. 

PanCAN PurpleStride is for everyone, and I’d love for you to join me! Just click the Register button at the top of this page and follow a few easy steps to get set up. And anyone who registers and raises $50 will receive an official PanCAN PurpleStride 2023 T-shirt!

Can I count on you to get us one step closer to the day where pancreatic cancer patients don’t just survive but thrive? Patients and families need us now more than ever.

This is for our Warrior, our hero, our Dad and Pop Pop, Rick Mortensen. His memory and his legacy will continue and will always be with us. We will continue to fight to bring awareness and raise funds so that no other family has to endure what my Dad and our family endured. 

Thank you 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.