Strong Like Bill

Strong Like Bill


Raised: $2,706

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

We could walk a million miles, and it would still only represent a fraction of the impact Bill Langlois has had on the cancer community. 

On April 27, we'll walk in honor of all of the miles he's pedaled, all of the platelets he's shared, all of the dollars he's raised, and all of the ways he's spent a lifetime pushing others up their own hills. We'll walk, and we'll fundraise, and we'll do our very best to make sure he feels the love as he faces his own battle with Pancreatic Caner – and we need you to do it!

In 1984, the year Bill first saddled up for 192 miles biking across the state of Massachusetts in support of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the five year survival rate for pancreatic cancer was a dismal 3%. While pancreatic cancer remains one of the most terrifying diagnoses a patient can face, 5-year survival rates today are five-times higher thanks to the research made possible through fundraisers like this. 

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! 

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. Register for free, raise $50 and you’ll receive an official PanCAN PurpleStride 2024 T-shirt!

Let’s show everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer, but especially our Bill 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.