Frank's Avengers

Frank's Avengers


Raised: $1,161

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Welcome to our PanCAN PurpleStride Team Fundraising Page!

On January 22, 2024, our pancreatic cancer warrior, Frank Graziano, went home to be with our Lord and Savior. After being diagnosed in October 2022, Frank has fought a tough and perplexing battle with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. He conquered two rounds of chemotherapy, one series of radiation treatments, multiple surgeries, various procedures, and participated in a clinical trial to combat the cancer that consumed his body. When he wasn't spending his days at Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida or MD Anderson in Texas, he was spending quality time with his family and friends.

During his battle, Frank never stopped seeking out joy and hope for a cancer-free future. He always had a gift for making others laugh, for appreciating life's little pleasures, and for ensuring everyone felt important. He is finally pain-free, and we know he is rejoicing in Heaven and keeping watch over all of us.

At last year's PanCAN PurpleStride in Tampa, friends and family walked alongside Frank in support, and now, this year, we walk in his honor on Saturday, April 27, 2024. By taking steps in this ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer, participants raise money to fund vital research that can bring new treatment options to patients, accessible, personalized, one-to-one support through PanCAN Patient Services; and more.

While we miss having Frank here with us, we honor the courageous fighter he was and his determination to see the battle through. He left an everlasting impression on countless lives, encouraged us to love and live life to the fullest, and taught us to rejoice in both big and little successes. In honor of Frank, we wish to show everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer that we're fighting for them, too – 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.