Howard's Tuff Monkeys

Howard's Tuff Monkeys


Raised: $75

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Five years ago this February, our family's entire world was turned upside down. Our Dad was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer which had metastasized to his liver. Our father was 77 years young. He was incredibly active including involvement with the local fire company & county hazmat team. He was a retired Navy Chief who proudly served his country for 27 years. He played drums and marched with a bagpipe band.  In his sixties, he decided to take accordion & guitar lessons so he could play his beloved Irish tunes. He enjoyed an ice cold Guinness.  Dad put up a valiant fight, but pancreatic cancer won this battle, and Dad passed away only 3.5 months after diagnosis. We miss him every minute of every day, and don't want any other families to experience the same loss.    

Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down. The pancreatic cancer survival rate is one of the lowest of common cancers. As a result, pancreatic cancer is one of the most feared diagnoses. Most people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are no longer alive five years after diagnosis. For all stages of pancreatic cancer, the one-year relative survival is 28.8% and the five-year rate is 7.9%.

We’re going to help make progress, with your support.

Our team, Howard's Tuff Monkeys, is participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds lifechanging programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.  

Every dollar you give means more patients can benefit from PanCAN’s free, one-on-one support, personalized information, service and resources that can make a real difference in their lives. 

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 improving more patients’ lives. You can donate to a team member or make a general donation to the team.

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

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.