Morgan Bendik


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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! Sugar Land 10K, 5K, 1K
 Sugar Land, TX
December 2, 2017

On the weekend of December 2nd, 2017 I will be participating in the Run Houston! FOR A CAUSE race alongside my Alpha Delta Nu nursing honor society team members in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network!

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nonprofit organization aimed to advance research efforts, improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients, and double survival rate by the year 2020. The organization strives to reach their goals through research, patient services, advocacy, and community engagement.

On June 19th, 2015, my father (Paul, pictured above) passed away after a strong fight against pancreatic cancer. I was fortunate enough to spend the last month by his side, but I wish I had longer. Spending that time with him was what led me in the direction of nursing and finding a career that focused on helping and caring for those in need. My dad's father, and my grandfather, Paul Bendik Sr. also passed away from pancreatic cancer when I was much younger. He was one of the most kind, caring, and compassionate people I've ever met and he sure put up quite a fight. I hope that raising money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will one day make a difference in the treatment and outcomes of those who are diagnosed and it will be able to keep the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, and friends from heading to heaven just a little too soon.

If you are able, please contribute to our cause  - any amount will be truly appreciated! Thank you for your support, contribution, and for helping take action against pancreatic cancer!

-Morgan Bendik

P.S. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month!!! :)

Donations2Date: $2,275

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Run Houston $500.00* 12/15/2017 Congratulations and thank you for participating in the Run Houston! For A Cause program.
Kathy Bendik $100.00 12/2/2017 You have such a huge heart! Your Dad is ALWAYS with you. And you are gonna make an awesome RN! So proud of you! Lots of love, Sierra and Kathy
Bill Kennedy $100.00 11/14/2017 Morgan - Good luck on race day. It is great you're doing this in honor of your dad and my great friend.
Andi Bendik $100.00 11/9/2017
Brooke Oldham $50.00 11/7/2017 Love that you are doing this in honor of our Dad. Miss him so much. Love you
Marianne Case $50.00 11/6/2017 On Behalf of my father Paul M. Bendik Sr. and my brother Paul M. Bendik Jr.
Marie, Colette & Marianne Bendik $100.00 11/6/2017 On behalf of our husband/father - Paul M. Bendik Sr. and son/brother Paul M. Bendik Jr.
Anonymous Donor $25.00 11/5/2017
Courtney Curtin $25.00 11/1/2017
Betsy Ryan $275.00 10/31/2017
Betsy Ryan $525.00 10/31/2017 Donating for Oxea Corporation.
Dave Grayson $50.00 10/30/2017 In memory of Paul Bendik Sr. and Paul Bendik Jr. They would be proud of you Morgan! Run for all of us! Love you!
William Hawver $25.00 10/27/2017
Rosemary Saunders $50.00 10/26/2017 In memory of Paul M Bendik Jr.
Maria Suydam $25.00 10/26/2017 Go girl!!!
Christine Gross $50.00 10/26/2017
Jamie Jones $50.00 10/26/2017 You're an amazing soul!! I wish Dan and I could be there to support you in person. <3
Heather, Curt & Henry Armstrong $50.00 10/25/2017 Wish I could do it with you, but you have ALL of our support!
Timothy Olson $25.00 10/24/2017 Wonderful Morgan, your father would be proud!
Susan Harrell $25.00 10/24/2017 In memory of my friend, Paul Bendik. Go Morgan!!!!
Carol Peto $25.00 10/24/2017
Jaimie Reiff $50.00 10/23/2017
* offline donation