Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie


Raised: $18,692

Goal: $50,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

“There’s no great loss without some small gain.” – Michael Landon as Pa, from “Little House on the Prairie”

For nearly 40 years, Michael Landon appeared in our homes on the small screen, entertaining generation after generation. One of his most notable roles, of course, was that of Pa from “Little House on the Prairie.”

Sadly, in 1991, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer, Michael passed away.

You can join Michael’s family, friends, and castmates and be part of Team Little House to take steps to end pancreatic cancer by doing what you like from wherever you are! You can participate on the Saturday, April 27 at a PurpleStride near you (find an event near you at – or pick your own day. You can walk in your neighborhood, a local park, or choose an activity that brings you joy.

The money you raise supports vital programs like PanCAN Patient Services, which provides free, personalized resources and information to those affected, and funds critical research to make progress against the disease.

When Michael was diagnosed, research on the disease was scarce. There were only a handful of researchers in the field; the survival rate was less than 4%; resources for patients were nonexistent; the public knew next to nothing about the disease and there was little hope.

Michael brought pancreatic cancer to the forefront. And since his passing, progress against the disease has been made. The five-year survival rate has more than tripled to 13%, the research landscape is stronger, and patients have places like PanCAN to turn to for resources and support.

Your participation and donations to Team Little House not only honors the life and legacy of Michael, but it also gives hope to so many who have been affected by pancreatic cancer.

Michael’s passing was a great loss, but with your support, we can make gains against pancreatic cancer and help create a world where all patients will thrive.

Honor Michael and the entire “Little House on the Prairie” community by joining and/or donating to Team Little House. Register for free today. 
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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.