Purple + White Fight Night

Awareness is hope and Hope never quits
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1,620 Deaths Per Day from cancer

OUR CAUSE

Raising funds to find a cure for pancreatic and lung cancer

Since 2014, this event is hosted in memory of Ashley Katzen's mother who lost her battle to pancreatic cancer at age 54 and Danyelle Shapiro’s father who lost his life to lung cancer at age 41. The collaboration between the two was sparked by the impact cancer has had on their lives and the grim survival statistics for each disease. Their personal message is simple yet passionate, “Awareness is hope, and hope never quits!”

THE MAIN EVENT

2020 has been difficult. As COVID-19 has swept across the globe and locked down everything but essential businesses, our mission still remains. We believe that although we are faced with this new challenge, it is still our duty to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic and lung cancer research. Thanks to you, we have successfully fundraised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years. Together we can still do our part to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients.

Hirshberg FoundationLung Cancer research foundation
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ABOUT

We are a third party advocacy organization that strives to empower the public with educational awareness, provide direct access to informational resources, and fund the advancement of cancer research.

ASHLEY'S STORY

After losing her mom to pancreatic cancer in 2011, Ashley quickly became an advocate in the fight against pancreatic cancer. She originally launched a personal awareness campaign in 2010 named ‘Team Hope’ and her events since have collectively raised over half a million dollars to fund crucial programs benefiting the pancreatic cancer community. As an honorary ambassador for the Hirshberg Foundation, Ashley stays abreast of new pancreatic cancer initiatives to continue being educated on the advancements of this disease. Through Purple & White Fight Night she continues to promote awareness through social media and rallies community support.

DANYELLE'S STORY

Danyelle lost her father to lung cancer when she was only eight years old.  As Danyelle got older she knew that she wanted to be an advocate to fight back against one of the most deadly diseases that took her father from her at such a young age.  As a representative of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, Danyelle has secured hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund vigorous efforts towards the advancement of cancer research.  With Purple and White Fight Night, her goal is to spread awareness and raise enough funds to find a cure.

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Hirshberg Foundation

50% of the proceeds raised from Purple and White Fight Night will be donated directly to the Hirshberg Foundation which invests 85 cents of every dollar raised on medical and scientific research.

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation

50% of the proceeds raised from Purple and White Fight Night will be donated directly to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation which supports critical research into the world's leading cancer killer.

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