This is the third year the I will walk in support of the PanCAN Purplestride walk and the third year that it has been done. Following that first walk in 2009, I got involved with the group as a part of the committee. In addition to the walk, I have attended the Celebration of Hope Gala that is held in the spring. These events connect me to people who have also had their lives touched by pancreatic cancer. The community is a huge source of comfort and solace as well as good information. I don’t think I would have been able to make without them. I plan to be with them in June 2012 in Washington DC for Advocacy Days. It is a powerful feeling to know everyone there is working for the same goal – finding a cure.