Portland Purple Penguins

Portland Purple Penguins


Raised: $420

Goal: $500

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Welcome to Our PanCAN PurpleStride Team Fundraising Page!

Stephanie and I will be walking to help raise funds for pancreatic research on 4/27/2024 in the PanCan PurpleStride Walk. We'll be lacing up our walking shoes and hitting the pavement in honor of my godfather, Costa. He was not only a devoted father, husband, uncle, son, and sibling, but also a selfless person and always thought of others until he finally succumbed to the disease.

One moment that will remain etched in my memories was towards the end of his fight. My father and I went over to visit him, a week or so after my birthday. And, he had a gift for me... A bag of candy. An insignificant gift at any other time in someone's life. But, in light of his own intense struggle at that moment, it spoke volumes about his enduring care and selflessness. It brought a smile to our faces and warmth to both our hearts. Looking back, 25 years later, it reminds me of the strength of his spirit even in the face of adversity. Little did I know, it was the last time I’d see him.

This moment serves as a reminder of Costa's unwavering compassion and generosity. Join us as we walk to honor his memory and contribute to pancreatic cancer research, taking steps towards a future where others won't have to endure the pain he faced.

We want to make the biggest impact on the lives of pancreatic cancer patients – and we need you to do it!

Here’s where you come in! I’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal and need your donations! A gift of any size will help patients and families facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

*Pancreatic Action Network is a 4/4 star charity, for more info, check out Charity Navigator:

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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.