TEAM

Cyndi's Champions

Cyndi's Champions

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Raised: $425

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Welcome to Our PanCAN PurpleStride Team Fundraising Page!

PanCAN has become a huge part of my life, although a painful reminder because at just 50 years young, my sweet Momma, Cyndi lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on December 7, 2021. After experiencing some vague symptoms (nausea & gastrointestinal upset), she had a CT scan that showed a pancreatic mass with liver metastasis and was diagnosed in August of 2021 with advanced stage IV pancreatic hepatoid carcinoma, a type of pancreatic cancer so rare, it didn't even have a proper diagnostic name.

After seeking two oncology opinions, both agreed to trial aggressive chemo which left her frail and cachectic. I was fortunate enough to be able to move back home in August to maximize the quality time we had left with her and care for her as she transitioned into hospice just 4 months later. We watched as this disease process and chemo took her livelihood, though her unveiling strength always prevailed, as she had a smile on her face, daily. She fought so hard but ultimately succumbed to this vicious disease. This is why I stride, not only to keep her memory alive but to help advocate for other patients and families. 

All proceeds go toward clinical trials and research, in hopes of reaching our ultimate goal of ending pancreatic cancer and being able to detect it much earlier than what is a common theme of this being discovered in late stages to prevent from claiming yet another precious life. Will you take the steps with me?

Let's take steps to end pancreatic cancer at PanCAN PurpleStride on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

We want to make the biggest impact on the lives of pancreatic cancer patients – and we 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! We’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal – because the more money we raise, the bigger impact we make – and would appreciate a gift of any size to help us get there.  

PanCAN PurpleStride is for everyone, and we’d love for you to join our team! 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 2024 T-shirt!

Can we 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.

I appreciate all the 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.