Howard Young is a 17-year survivor of pancreatic cancer and is an energetic advocate of pancreatic cancer research. He is a strong voice of awareness and an active fundraiser for clinical research that will lead to a method of early detection, quality of life treatment, and ultimately one day a cure for this dreadful disease.
We are so thrilled to welcome back the inspirational Elizabeth O'Connor to the 2019 Purple Pansies Gala as our Honorary Chair! Elizabeth has demonstrated courage and tenacity in her long running fight against cancer. Experience her story in the video below and make sure to see her in person at the Purple Pansies Gala. It
Teona Ducre is a pancreatic cancer survivor from El Paso, TX and now resides in Roswell, GA with her two children, Grant and Sydney and her life partner, Raoul Spears. Teona was diagnosed at age 41 on April 1, 2016 (yes, April Fool’s Day!) After a battle that included 6 months of very aggressive chemo
My name is Janice Chalovich and I am honored to be a volunteer for Purples Pansies and their fight to raise money for early detection and a cure for pancreatic cancer. I am married and have one stepson. I have lived in Georgia for the past 6 years, previously residing most of my adult life
Meet Maria Fundora. She's a wife, mother, daughter, restaurateur, and in this case: the founder of Purple Pansies. The loss of her beloved mother, Iluminada Milian, led Maria to create Purple Pansies. Iluminada was the light in Maria’s family, and their family dynamic was forever changed after she passed away. Pancreatic cancer was the silent
Randy Pausch was a pioneer in virtual reality research and an inspirational professor at Carnegie Mellon University but it was this lecture that had impact around the world. Randy delivered his lecture "Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" only a month after doctors told him he had three to six months to live. Through the original lecture