Heide's Hikers

  • My beautiful sister, Heide taken at our first Pan Can walk

    My beautiful sister, Heide taken at our first Pan Can walk

Heide's Hikers


Raised: $356

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

My first PurpleStride walk was in June 2012.  I signed on because my beautiful sister, Heide, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October 2010.  Heide walked the full 5K with her team.  She had so much fun that she wanted to participate at the next walk in 2013.  Unfortunately, this awful disease took Heide from us in November 2012.  I have decided that as long as I am able, I will do my best to participate every year.  My goal is to raise $1,000 and to become a five year member of the grand club.  Fortunately, I do not need to reach this goal before the walk.

Heide's Hikers is raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in PurpleStride. By making a donation to our team, you are supporting efforts to double survival for this deadly disease by 2020. Since I started participating in this event, the five year survival rate has increased from 6% to 12% for those diagnosed in the early stages.  This is only a 6% increase since I have been participating. Please consider making a donation today and help me reach my fundraising goal!  Thank you.

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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.