Victory for Victoria





  • 2018 PurpleStride Team

    2018 PurpleStride Team

Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer

     PurpleStride is a walk to end pancreatic cancer.  This will be the fourth year for us to have a team for Victoria Winkler, who was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in April of 2016.  She was in a clinical trial and her tumor shrunk enough to make her a surgical candidate. On May 1, 2018, she had extensive surgery where half of her pancreas, an adrenal gland, her spleen, a section of her liver, some lymph nodes, and 20% of her stomach were removed.  After surgery her lymph nodes and all surrounding surgical margins were declared clear of cancer!  Vicki recovered from surgery and enjoyed several blissful months with no chemo.   At her October CT scan, she received the disappointing news that her cancer had returned.  So in November 2018  she had to resume chemotherapy and has infusions every two weeks.  By this year's PurpleStride she will have endured more than 50 chemo sessions with grace and grit.  

     Vicki's PurpleStride team is named "Victory for Victoria".  The 5K walk/run event will be held in White River Park in Indianapolis at 8:00 AM on Saturday, June 15, 2019.  PurpleStride is an emotionally-charged event that honors survivors, remembers those who lost the battle, and helps to WAGE HOPE for all who are touched by pancreatic cancer.  

     Please make a donation to our team or register to be a team member.  To become a team member simple click the 'JOIN' or 'JOIN THIS TEAM' button on this page and complete your registration.  For $25 you will receive an event t-shirt and all proceeds go straight to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  If you join the team, I will email you important updates.  

     To donate online, simply click the 'DONATE' or 'DONATE TO THIS TEAM' button on this page and use your credit card to donate.  You will receive a receipt via email.  Please make your online donations by June 14, 2019 so they will count towards our team total.  

     If you'd rather mail a check, write your check to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  You can mail it in directly by downloading a printable donation form. (See the 'Download Printable Donation Form' button below.)  Or, I can mail you a form, or you can get one from Vicki, or you can simply give your check to Vicki or me and we will submit it for you.  If using a paper form, please mail in to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by May 30, 2019 or to me by May 23, 2019.  (My contact information is below.) To complete the paper form: write Indianapolis PurpleStride after "Event Name"; write Victory for Victoria Team  after "Donating To".  Make check payable to:  Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  If you donate $25 or more you will receive a receipt via email or letter.

     Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  We can make a difference and cure this deadly disease!  Let's do this! 

She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.  Proverbs 31:25

Contact Jenny Bivans with any questions: or text or call 317-771-2782.  My address is 4541 Greenthread Ct., Zionsville, IN 46077.  


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