Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer
It's been more than two years since we lost my dad, David Sandler, to pancreatic cancer at the far-too-young age of 59. He was one of the most loving, generous, kind, bright, strong, and humble people many of us had the privilege of knowing. Since we've all had some time to grieve and adjust, the Sandler Girls thought it would be a good time to start taking some more action to help ensure this terrible disease, which has the lowest survival rate of all cancers at just 9%, doesn't take more of our loved ones.
We also thought nothing would make my dad happier than having his family members and friends connect in his honor. And, the timing of this race couldn't be better-- it doesn't conflict with Lake Season, no one needs to get up too early (the Sandlers love their leisurely morning time!), the walk is only a mile (though we know Dad could have crushed a 10K), AND the end of the race nicely lines up with lunch time (and we know how Dad loved his luncheons! As he'd say, "Sweetie, I've GOTTA eat!").
All that said, our team, In Memory of David Sandler, 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 and hopefully joining us on November 4th?
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.