Purple For Patty

Purple For Patty


Raised: $1,811

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Welcome to Our PanCAN PurpleStride Team Fundraising Page!

As many of you know, we lost our beloved matriarch, Patty Ballman, to pancreatic cancer on July 16, 2023 at age 64. She was diagnosed in October 2022 and was cared for by an amazing team of oncology providers throughout her fight. 

Pancreatic cancer has a very low 5-year survival rate compared to other solid tumor cancers, currently 13%. It is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States, mostly due to late detection and lack of early screening methods. To date, there are limited treatment options for individuals with pancreatic cancer that are not candidates for surgical resection. Ongoing and future research is needed to expand treatment options and increase survival rate, affording patients more precious time to enjoy life with their families and loved ones.

Our hope is that by fundraising and increasing pancreatic cancer awareness, we can continue to support and provide hope for patients and families in the PanCAN community.

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

We are SO grateful for your continued love and support <3

Let’s show everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer that we’re fighting for them – thank you for supporting PURPLE FOR PATTY!

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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.