Pilgrims for Pop Pop

  • My Dad holding our first born 'Mabel' he loved his grandkids every opportunity he got !

    My Dad holding our first born 'Mabel' he loved his grandkids every opportunity he got !

Pilgrims for Pop Pop


Raised: $1,284

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Thank you for supporting my PanCAN PurpleStride fundraiser!

I want to make the biggest impact on the lives of pancreatic cancer patients – and I need you to do it!​

My father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in early 2023 and by June he was gone. He was only a year into retirement when diagnosed, and sadly had spent his first year of retirement recovering and healing from traumatic brain injury due to a car accident.

He will no longer be able to see his grandchildren grow up, no longer able to chat with me about life, cars, politics, the bible, and football. He's no longer able to enjoy his late life which he worked so hard for with my Mother. He left behind an entire family who loved him. He was the leader of our family and we miss him every day.

Pancreatic Cancer is one of the worst cancers for a few reasons. One, it's highly undetectable. It's damn near impossible to catch it early and even if you do catch it the 5-year survival rate is only currently at 10%. There is A LOT of work left to be done to fight this horrific cancer. We might not see the direct benefits or effects from our efforts today, but possibly our kids, grandkids and generation to come.

We may not be riding on the Mayflower to the promised land just yet, but let's begin building and planning that maiden voyage NOW ! Anything helps. Please feel free to donate or join our team in remembering my dad 'Bob' aka 'Pop-Pop' for the Purple Stride walk on April 27th. It would mean a lot to me and my family.

More details below.


PurpleStride participants raise money to fund vital research that can bring new treatment options to patients; free, personalized, one-to-one support through PanCAN Patient Services; and more.

Here’s where you come in! I’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal and need your donations! A gift of any size will help patients and families facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Want to help in a bigger way? Join me by registering for PurpleStride! Register for free, raise $50 and you’ll receive an official PanCAN PurpleStride 2024 T-shirt!

Let’s show everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer that we’re fighting for them. I’m grateful 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.