Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.
Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer
For the 3rd year in row, family and friends will gather together to run, walk, and push strollers in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Our first year walking with the help and generosity of our family and friends we raised over $6,500. We were lucky enough to do that walk with my father; each family member taking a turn pushing his wheelchair. Sadly, last year, this year and every year to follow we will be doing Purplestride Philadelphia in memory of my father.
So, while my father and so many countless others will be remembered and honored on November 3, in Philadelphia, I need your help to wage hope. Hope that this diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence. Hope that there can be life after pancreatic cancer. And hope that no one else will go through what my father did.
My Dad was one of the lucky ones who was able to get on a drug trial. Unfortunately the drug trial lost funding and could no longer continue, leaving my father without any good alternatives to continue his battle. Money for research is vital in fighting this horrific disease. Pancreatic Cancer has now become the 3rd leading death among cancers.
There is so little I can do for my Dad now, but this I can do. I can fight to raise awareness, I can raise money, I can support this cause and I can and will wage hope.
Please join Team Zayda on Saturday, November 3 in Philadelphia!