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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the global leader accelerating the pace of research progress for one of the world’s deadliest cancers. With an urgent mission to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and double survival by 2020, the organization, founded in 1999, executes a bold and comprehensive strategy to Wage Hope through research, patient services, advocacy and community engagement. The organization’s visionary goals, world-class programs and services, extensive grassroots network, patient-focused outcomes and advisory board of scientific and medical leaders, provide the critical backdrop to help pancreatic cancer patients today and create transformational change for all patients in the future.

Run Houston! Minute Maid Park 10K, 5K, 1K
April 1, 2017
 Houston, TX


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Some of my fondest memories of growing up are of the summers I spent in Amarillo with my grandparents, Mary Martha Oles and Pat Oles.  I cherish all of the time we spent together, but remain deeply saddened that we lost my grandfather to pancreatic cancer in 2013.  Until I saw it firsthand, I had no idea how aggressive the disease was.  I remain troubled by the fact that there is no early detection method for this devastating illness - most patients are diagnosed in the late stages and treatment options are limited. Even more troubling - pancreatic cancer has surpassed breast cancer and is now the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the US, but continues to lag behind in awareness and fundraising.  


It is for this reason that I will be running my first 5K on April 1 in honor of Pat Oles.  I'd love for you to join me in the fight against pancreatic cancer by donating toward the cause.  Your donations will go towards scientific research and patient services aimed to improve the lives of those diagnosed.  Please help me honor a great man while we Wage Hope against a terrible disease!


Donations2Date: $3,125

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Bridgeway Run Houston $800.00* 4/5/2017 Congratulations and thank you for participating in the Bridgeway Run Houston! For A Cause.
Julie Rutledge $25.00 3/31/2017 Good Luck, Lainey!
Catherine Loving $50.00 3/29/2017
Charline Vallee $50.00 3/28/2017 GO LAINIE!!!!!
Joseph Stiles $100.00 3/27/2017 Glad to support you and a great cause! Have fun on the run this Saturday with Michael!
Helen Balhoff $200.00 3/27/2017
Elize Sfeir $50.00 3/27/2017
Paris Corner $50.00 3/27/2017
Nam Tran $100.00 3/27/2017 Good luck from Kristin and Nam. See if you can break the 4 minute mile.
Danielle Gunnels $25.00 3/27/2017
Anonymous Donor $50.00 3/26/2017 He would be so proud! You're awesome, girl!
Phillip Robison $100.00 3/26/2017 From Phil & Karen Robison in remembrance of Winston Fontenot.
Brandy Miller $50.00 3/26/2017
Amanda Anderson $100.00 3/26/2017
David Oles $200.00 3/26/2017
Mary Martha Oles $200.00 3/26/2017
Sandra Balhoff $100.00 3/25/2017
Jennifer Bishop $50.00 3/25/2017 Thank you for running and supporting such a great cause!
Charles P Oles Jr $250.00 3/25/2017 We are all so proud of you Lainey!! Good luck!
Kaki Vallee $250.00 3/20/2017
Susan Ford $50.00 3/10/2017 Have fun on your 5K!
Mary Baird $50.00 3/1/2017 BD is already so proud of you, it's impossible for him to be moreso. But I know he is so touched you're doing this for him. Love you!
Tony Sellers $75.00 2/27/2017
Peggy Woodward $50.00 2/25/2017 Sonny and I wish God Speed. This is a wonderful tribute to Dr. Pat.
Tamantha Johnson $50.00 2/20/2017 Go Lainey!
Crystal Sellers $50.00 2/20/2017 Kick some tail Lainey!!
* offline donation