Walking for Chris

  • Loving and missing her

    Loving and missing her

Walking for Chris


Raised: $2,862

Goal: $5,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Welcome to Our PanCAN PurpleStride Team Fundraising Page!

We learned so much about Pancreatic Cancer when our Mom/Grandma/Wife was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer, given palliative treatment in an effort to slow its progression, and succumbed to it all within fourteen months. One of the things we learned was how late into the disease’s progression that most people are diagnosed and how difficult the path is after that point. Another thing we learned was how few treatment options there are and how absolutely brutal the treatment tends to be. We learned how fragmented the recommendations and care are in the medical system and how essential it was for us to be doing our own research.

We also learned and were reminded of our family’s depth of love and joy at being a family even while we anticipated our loss because of this awful disease. We learned how to be advocates for her and to show up for one another even as things were so difficult for each of us. We learned how to make every moment possible full of specialness and connection. We learned how to make a delicious and nutritious milkshake or hot cocoa loaded with protein and calories too. 

In April, we are walking in honor of Chris. We are walking in honor of our own walk with her through her cancer. We are walking to raise some moolah with hope that detection will be more sensitive, more readily available, and that treatments will be more effective to prolong life and quality of life. We are walking together as a family because we still like spending time together and have so much fun with any kind of themed event. :-)

We appreciate each donation as you come alongside us (at the walk or in a donation itself). 

Here’s some details from Purple Stride about what we are doing: We’re taking steps at the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer, PanCAN PurpleStride, on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

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 if you’d like to walk with us. 

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.