Grace builds community for those touched by pancreatic cancer in honor of her niece, Carmen, a young mother who passed away from the disease at the age of 28. Grace is a former Chair of PurpleStride Charlotte, the signature annual fundraising event held by the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN). She was recognized by PanCAN as the "PurpleStride Chair of the Year" in 2017.
Patti ignites collaboration for those touched by pancreatic cancer in memory of her dad, Jim, who lost his life to the world's toughest cancer in 2005. Patti is known by many across the Charlotte region as the former Teams Ambassador for PurpleStride Charlotte. In 2018, Patti was selected to serve on PanCAN's National PurpleStride Task Force to help develop the organization's three year strategic plan for the signature event.
Mark leverages his social capital for those touched by pancreatic cancer in honor of his mom, Shirley, who passed away from the disease in 2012. Mark was a long-term media volunteer for the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) who recognized him with its national "Media Relations Chair of the Year" award in 2016.