Team Dede





  • In memory of Deann, we WAGE HOPE at PurpleStride 2020!

    In memory of Deann, we WAGE HOPE at PurpleStride 2020!

Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer

Hello & Thank You for Visiting the Team Dede Page!

My name is Angela, and my mom, Deann, was diagnosed in early December 2018 after a biliary stent placement revealed a tumor in her pancreas. After some further diagnostic testing, additional cancer nodules were found in the peritoneum, thus affirming Stage IV, inoperable metastatic pancreatic cancer.  

She courageously left her home in Minnesota to come to Arizona to get into a promising clinical trial, which quickly became impossible due to other complications from her cancer. She decided to move forward with chemotherapy, however, after several unsuccessful treatments, she decided at the end of March to return home to Minnesota to enjoy the remainder of her life with family and friends. My mother lost her incredibly short and difficult battle with this terrible cancer on July 11, 2019 at the age of 72. 

It is heartbreaking that 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. We have to continue the fight. 

So, one way that I'm able to help fight this deadly cancer is by participating & fundraising for this event. I created 'Team Dede' and have enlisted some friends & family to step up with me to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. And now I ask you to help us in this fight...I ask that you please make a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network today. They are committed to changing the face of this disease, and I am too. 

Every dollar that you donate ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to develop early detection methods, and improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating to our team today, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival. 

Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join us in the fight today in remembrance of my mom, Deann, and for everyone else either fighting for themselves or their loved ones.

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