Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.
Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer
Last August my Dad, Stephen DiPace (Dipper) spent his summer on Cape Cod as any retiree would if they could, and loved life more than anyone I've ever encountered. All the while, he was experiencing stomach pain that wouldn't go away, to the point where he couldn't even enjoy eating without discomfort. His doctors were puzzled and couldn't quite figure it out. Saying it was anything from gastritis to an ulcer. My Dad thought it was just pain from a past endoscopy he had on June 12th. After undergoing every test possible he headed to the Emergency Room. About a week later we got the heartbreaking diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer. When we heard those words I know all of us felt helpless. My Dad was so much more than his diagnosis, he was kind, caring and would give anyone the shirt off his back. My family and I are more than thankful for all the wonderful doctors and nurses who we've encountered throughout this journey. On September 13th, with the heaviest of hearts, we had to say goodbye to my Dad after less than a month from his initial diagnosis. My team and I are walking to raise awareness with the hope in mind- that no else has to talk about a loved one in past tense because of pancreatic cancer. My Dad was alway searching for a silver lining even in the worst of situations and by creating this team we're celebrating his life and legacy.Anything helps! Thank you so much for your donations!
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.