Hello & Thank You for Visiting the Team Dede Page!
I created this team in honor of my mom, Deann, who fought a hard and short 7 month battle with this terrible cancer that took her life in July of 2019. I've enlisted some friends, some family members, and a bunch of my co-workers to join me &participate in PurpleStride 2020 - Phoenix.
One of those co-workers, Elizabeth, lost her father to pancreatic cancer in 2013. He lost his battle with this disease after only 8 and a half months.
Unfortunately, Pancreatic Cancer is becoming too commonplace. Since losing my mother, I've learned that another friend of mine lost her father to pancreatic cancer as well.
It is heartbreaking that Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 10%. This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest, but it can’t take away our determination. We have to continue the fight.
One of the best ways that I'm able to help fight this deadly cancer is by participating &fundraising for this event. I created 'Team Dede' to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer.And now I ask you to help us in this fight...I ask that you please make a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network today. They are committed to changing the face of this disease, and I am too.
Every dollar that you donate ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to develop early detection methods, and improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating to our team today, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival.
Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join us in the fight today in remembrance of my mom, Deann, and of Elizabeth's dad, Jeffrey, and for all those either fighting for themselves or their loved ones.