Team Chickie





Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer

Our mother, Carla Schaafsma, was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in July, 2015. She fought hard to stay with us but unfortunately passed away and became our angel on May 4, 2016. Pancreatic Cancer is the most deadly of all major cancers with only a 9% survival rate! Most people diagnosed do not survive more than a year. There are no early detection tools and screenings yet which is why people tend to catch it when it is too late. We need YOUR help for OUR future. We miss our mother every single day and in honor and memory of her, we would love to have you join us at the walk and/or donate to raise money for more clinical trials, research, awareness, etc. to have hope for what is to come. 


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. 

Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join us in the fight today. 

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