In 2015, pancreatic cancer cut short the life of David Griffin, beloved husband to Magellan school administrator Mary Griffin. Since that time, the Magellan Charter School community has rallied to support patients and families like the Griffins who have been forever impacted by this deadly disease.

Waging hope in the fight against pancreatic cancer has become one of several key movements at Magellan to create positive change in the face of tough challenges. Like the fundraising for St. Baldrick’s Foundation and each grade’s community service projects, heightening our community’s awareness about efforts to fight pancreatic cancer is another opportunity to work together for a greater good.

Mary Griffin and her family have been lifted by the tremendous support from Magellan’s effort through the PurpleStride 5k, including the more than $27,000 raised in memory of David Griffin.

This year, the Raleigh event will take place on Saturday, April 18th.

The Magellan community will always be encouraged to honor David Griffin and his family with support of PanCAN, especially in light of new research showing hopeful signs for understanding pancreatic cancer. If you are interested in participating in the April 18th event or donating to support the research for a cure, click here to visit the website.