John Sheehan





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    We all can help make a difference!!!

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Help John raise $6,000.00

On Saturday, September 14th, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is hosting the 2019 PurpleRideStride at Elm Creek Regional Park in Maple Grove. This is a great event designed at increasing awareness of pancreatic cancer as well as raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s mission to advance research, support patients, and create hope and encouragement for those who are fighting pancreatic cancer. I would like to invite you to join me at PurpleStride to ride along, enjoy in the day’s activities, or simply provide support for fighting this disease. Last year, our team raised a team record $11,103! Over the past 7 years, our team has raised almost $60,000!  That is fabulous!  We have an awesome team and we have a lot of fun!!! We are looking to break our team record again this year!!!

I was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer on October 7, 2011. Fortunately for me, this rare form was far less aggressive than the adenocarcinoma that affects 95% of all pancreatic cancer patients and had not spread beyond my pancreas. On November 3rd, 2011, I had surgery to remove it and I remain cancer free today. The most important message I can give you today is that if you do not feel well or even normal in any aspect of your health for any extended period of time, I urge you to see your physician. Do not be satisfied until you feel normal again!

Because of my experience, as well as witnessing the battles of many others with pancreatic cancer, I remain committed to fighting this disease and helping others. We need to Wage Hope! The key to helping others starts with knowledge which helps to create action. While pancreatic cancer has the lowest incidence rate among all of the common types of cancer, it is the most deadly with a five year survival rate of only 9%. The mortality rate is high due to difficulty in diagnosing and treating it. It is the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s mission to advance research in diagnostic and treatment of pancreatic cancer and I hope you will join me in supporting this cause.I'm raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in PurpleRideStride.

By making a donation to me, you are supporting efforts to double survival for this deadly disease by 2020.

Please make a donation today and help me to reach my fundraising goal!

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Thanks for your physical, mental, or monetary support and I hope you can join Team Make a Difference on September 15th!

Help Us Make a Difference!

John (Survivor!)

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