Team Carl

  • Join Team Brunson to Wage Hope at PurpleStride.                                           The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

    Join Team Brunson to Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

Team Carl


Raised: $0

Goal: $20,000

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My FIRST medical team didn't think I could tolerate aggressive treatment; they considered only my age and my current state of debility.  Obviously, they didn’t know me!  They didn’t know anything about my life, my will to live, my determination, my work ethic, or my strength.  More importantly, they underestimated my two secret weapons - my positive mental attitude (PMA Baby!) and my amazing support system!  I am blessed with family and friends who are as determined and head-strong as me!  They stand beside me and encourage me as I fight this battle against the most ruthless cancer.  My choice was easy to make, I was going to fight and I was going to KICK CANCER’S ASS!  I decided that I was going to push myself forward and never look back!  So, I updated and lengthened my bucket list, gathered my support team of family and friends, made a game plan, and started living the rest of my life!

With the help of a great medical team, good nutrition, and a supportive family, I have battled pancreatic cancer for almost 4 years.  Throughout it all, I have found it most important to always have a goal - that next special something that you want to do.  It can be as small as lunch with a friend, or as big as a dream vacation.  Although I need a leg brace and a cane for stability, I play golf as much as I can.  I coordinate chemo breaks with my medical team, which allows me to make the most of my time with the people I love most.  A year ago, I enjoyed an Alaskan cruise with my wife, Bonnie, where I rode in a seaplane and went deep sea fishing for Halibut; and, I enjoyed adventures in my RV with Bonnie and our dog, Bennie. 

I hope to spend as much quality time as I can with my family and friends.  More importantly, I strive to succeed in becoming a 4-year survivor of pancreatic cancer post-diagnosis this April 2021.  I know in my heart that these are achievable goals, by the grace of God, thanks to my wonderful family, amazing treatment team, positive mental attitude, and the support and guidance of PanCAN!  Thanks to organizations like PanCAN, there is ongoing information, education, support, and research into finding the best treatments, treatment centers, and (hopefully soon!!) a CURE for pancreatic cancer! 

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers.  Sadly, just nine percent of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive past 5 years. This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest, but it can’t take away our determination. 


I’ve stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Will you help me rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?


Every dollar that you give ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating today, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2022. 


Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join me in the fight today. 



Please help me KICK CANCER'S ASS!!

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About PanCAN's PurpleStride

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) PurpleStride is a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services to accelerate progress for pancreatic cancer patients.

On one powerful day through nearly 60 PurpleStride events nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together to honor everyone affected by the disease.

PurpleStride is the number-one way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.