Team Christopher

Team Christopher


Raised: $3,456

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Welcome to Our PanCAN PurpleStride Team Fundraising Page!

Our team wants to make the biggest impact on the lives of pancreatic cancer patients – and we need you to do it!

We’re taking steps at the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer, PanCAN PurpleStride, on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Here's a little about my dad's story: 

My father, Christopher Schwartz, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer Fall 2021. When he was diagnosed, it had already spread past the pancreas and it was too late to remove the tumors. He began chemotherapy, and his body responded positively to the treatment. From an outside perspective, you wouldn’t have known he had terminal cancer. He continued to work part time as a ticket taker at the Trenton Thunder, work at the Princeton University box office during athletic events, go out to lunch with friends, take day trips with his wife, see his favorite singer Franki Valli and the Four Seasons in concert, go on walks, and spend time with his family.

We had thought he would be lucky and the chemo would continue to work. However, in December 2022 things took a turn. After countless hospital trips, tests and scans, we learned the cancer had started to spread, which meant the chemo had stopped working. Just a few months after the news of the cancer spreading, he passed away at home in March 2023

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! 

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 show everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer that we’re fighting for them – 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.