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Monday, November 12, 2012

Purple Stride

Today is exactly 4 months since my dad lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.

For the past 3 years he participated in the Pancreatic Cancer Network's Purple Stride walks to raise awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer research.

One of my regrets is I didn't have a chance to make it to FL to walk with him in one of these walks.

Last year he spoke as a survivor. I have tears just thinking about that. Last year: a survivor. This year: he won't be there.

His memory and advocacy efforts will continue though. My brother and his family, and my dad's wife and her family, all walked together in a Purple Stride event in TN last month.

I found a Purple Stride walk in Savannah, GA and my family will be walking in honor, and memory, of my father.

The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is a mere six percent. Nearly 44,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. I'm pledging to be a visionary in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

If you can donate to our team please know it is much appreciated!

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