Davette's Warriors

  • We walk in honor of our mother, wife, sister, friend and nurse who we lost in June 2021

    We walk in honor of our mother, wife, sister, friend and nurse who we lost in June 2021

Davette's Warriors


Raised: $3,830

Goal: $3,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Dear family and friends,

In January of 2020, our lives forever changed when my mom, Davette Shea, was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. We had no prior history of cancer in our family and had only seen some very subtle signs that something wasn't right. My mother's 50-year nursing career made her a relentless advocate for herself and her health, yet it still took us nearly 5 months to figure out why she wasn't feeling well. We must do better for patients and in honor of those we have lost, like my mom. Her battle with cancer lasted for a year and a half and ultimately took my mom from us. We miss her every single day.

It has been almost 2.5 years without my mom. She was the light of our lives, had the most incredible laugh and smile, and was a dear and true friend to many. Life is not the same without her and as my dad, my brother and I continue to learn how to live without her, one thing remains true- we will always fight for a cure in her honor and we will always hope for a world where Pancreatic Cancer does not exist. No one should have to say goodbye to their loved ones in this way, so we pray for a cure for this vicious disease. We know prayer must also be followed with action, which is why we’re taking steps at the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer, PanCAN PurpleStride, on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

The PurpleStride walk is an annual event which helps to 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! 

We invite all of our family, friends and yes- perfect strangers, to help us support a future without this disease. We’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal – because the more money we raise, the bigger impact we make – and would be profoundly grateful for your donation. A gift of any size will help patients and families facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.  

Want to help in a bigger way? We’d love for you to join our team! Just click the Register button at the top of this page to get started. Register for free, raise $50 and you’ll receive an official PanCAN PurpleStride 2024 T-shirt!

Let’s do it for Davette because that's what she would have wanted.

Love and Gratitude,

Caitlin, Kyle & David

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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.