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

    Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

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Help Jennie raise $5,000.00

 Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 9%. 

My Father, Joe Gruss, was diagnosed in June of 2018, 2 weeks before his retirement.

We were told that he had anywhere from 3 months to 3 years to live, with a median survival rate of 1 year if he underwent aggressive treatment. My Dad was a fighter, both in his career and in his personal life, so his decision to fight without complaint or worry did not surprise us. His bravery and determination to 'live' was so inspiring, despite the knowledge of what Pancreatic Cancer likely (and did) have planned for him- excruciating pain, inability to eat coupled with side effects from intensive chemo. As a family we became his team, caring for him daily and standing beside him as he navigated living his last year on his terms. While my Dad is now physically gone, his spirit remains. We are honoring him by continuing his fight against Pancreatic Cancer.

SAVE THE DATE! Please join us by either sponsoring my team with a DONATION, or registering to join our team on Oct 27th.  It would mean the world to me and to me and my Mom.

Sunday October 27th


Magnusun Park, Seattle

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 2020.

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