Team Becker

  • See personal message from Bernie Friedman below!

    See personal message from Bernie Friedman below!

Team Becker


Raised: $62,292

Goal: $40,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

A Note from Bernie Friedman:

At last year's PurpleStride Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer event, my wife Marta Friedman, was honored to be the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Survivor Speaker. She spoke passionately about her indescribable journey which included months of highly toxic chemotherapy that ravaged her body and a long recovery from the very tough Whipple surgery. She thanked her many doctors, nurses, family, friends, neighbors, and Team Becker for the endless love and support. 

Marta is one of the lucky ones. She was cancer free for eight wonderful months. While I wish our journey ended here, it did not. On the very next day, Marta's CT Scan showed that pancreatic cancer was back and had metastasized to her lungs. Our second battle began and was just as rough and done in quarantine due to the pandemic's threat. Chemo treatments were no longer a family and friend affair but were done in solitude. Now, after six months of additional chemotherapy, Marta is doing well enough to earn a break and reenergize. 

Her inner and outer strength continues to inspire all of us, but sadly, there is NO CURE. That is why this year, more than ever, we ask you to support TEAM BECKER by giving generously to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to fund scientific research that will one day lead to a cure for Marta and hundreds of thousands of others battling this horrific disease. Click our link to support research to save lives. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

- Bernie and Marta Friedman and Elana and Jeff Polashuk

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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.

At nearly 60 PurpleStride events in communities nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters passionate about changing the future of pancreatic cancer come together to celebrate and 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.