I'm raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in PurpleStride in memory of my mother, Lamar Marie Swain Taft and in memory of David Allen, founding partner of Trinity Partners.
My mother was diagnosed with this horrific disease in June of 2014. Her initial prognosis combined with the single-digit 5-year survival rate was devastating and bewildering to my family. She gracefully fought an 18-month battle and was only 71 years old when she passed away. I believe in the work that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is doing to improve the lives of current and future pancreatic cancer patients as well as their caregivers. By making a donation, you are supporting efforts to double survival for this deadly disease by 2020.
$24 – Can provide free educational packets to two recently diagnosed patients
$42 – Can give free one-on-one support to someone facing pancreatic cancer
$92 – Can support a local volunteer affiliate’s ability to fight pancreatic cancer today
$120 – Can train 20 volunteer advocates to speak up for research funding on Capitol Hill
On behalf of patients and their families who are facing this fight, thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal!