Team Ron Mattern

Team Ron Mattern


Raised: $518

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Welcome to Team Ron Mattern's fundraising page! Ron was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March of 2016. He fought this horrible disease for 15 months and passed away in June of 2017.  He had such strength and perseverance during his battle. Since he passed, my family and I have been participating in PurpleStride Philadelphia and we are so excited for this year's event! Team Ron Mattern is in honor of an amazing husband, father, friend, and overall person.  Ron was strong, fearless, fun, intelligent, and had a great sense of humor. Those are just a few words to describe how incredible he was.  My family and I stride in hopes of finding a cure, to raise awareness, to help those affected, and to honor Ron. Forever in our hearts. Rest in Peace Ron Mattern 8/31/1960-6/1/2017. 

Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down, and neither do we! We’re going to help make progress, with your support. Join the movement to find a cure to this disease and change the lives of pancreatic cancer patients right now. Your participation and fundraising make all the difference.

Our team is participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round nation wide movement that funds life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. On Saturday, April 27th, 2024, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will take steps together at PurpleStride events across the nation to honor everyone affected by the disease. 

Please join our team as a participant, or make a gift of any size to get us one step closer to our fundraising goal and to continue Waging Hope. You can donate to a team member or make a general donation to the team.

PurpleStride is the #1 way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer in a comprehensive way.  Let's turn Philadelphia and the nation purple on April 27th!!!! 

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.