“Stridin’ & Survivin’ was created to “Make a Difference” so that our daughters and granddaughters, sons and grandsons never have to hear the words you have cancer.

About Us

Stridin’ & Survivin’ is a 501c3 non-profit organization run by volunteers wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Because we are a volunteer organization, all the proceeds from our events go directly to the cause. Our primary focus is to raise awareness and funding in support of cancer research, education and patient navigation. To date we have donated over $340,000 to the cause.

By The Numbers

Every year over a million people are diagnosed with cancer in the US. Every 19 seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer and every 74 seconds someone dies of breast cancer. Over 260,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and more than 2,500 cases in men. Women in the U.S. have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. These are startling statistics that we can change by raising awareness and funding in support of cancer research.

Our Partners

We recognize that the fight against cancer is bigger than breast cancer.  Although breast cancer is our primary focus, we also support research for other cancers.  The following lists some of the organizations we have supported:  St. Clare Share Gas Card Program, American Cancer Society, Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Susan G. Komen, HIS Kids and Friends of Kids With Cancer.

Board Of Directors

Alice Bartels

Angela Coyle

Sue Papajcik Treasurer

Debbie Duvall

Debbie Wiemers
Events Coordinator

The Fuel The Cure Gas Card Program

The Fuel The Cure Gas Card program provides gas cards to patient’s gas cards to patients going through cancer treatments. To request gas cards, complete the attached form.