Light of Faith





Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 9%. This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest, but it can’t take away our determination. 

Our team has stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Will you help us rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?

Every dollar that you donate ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to create better outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating to our team, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020. 


Ivette Rivera Dreyer was a positive, energetic, and loving mom, colleague, friend, and community member. She dedicated over 30 years to helping provide students the opportunity to receive a higher education working in the Connecticut community college system with educating them on financial aid. She was an especially strong advocate for students of color to receive federal aid so that it didn't stand in the way of them receiving a high education. Over 70% of Latinx students received financial aid, double the national average.

Ivette Rivera Dreyer was an incredibly influential community member who volunteered in many organizations. All of her work with the community was in hopes of providing more opportunities for underprivileged communities. She knew how important it was to lift families and communities of color to have expansive financial and educational opportunities. She adored traveling and there wasn't a trip she went on where she wasn't thankful for her blessings and share her wealth with others. Her most recent travel was on a mission trip to Guatemala where she assisted in translation for optometrists and doctors serving impoverished families.

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