Honoring Jim Bowlin at the PanCAN PurpleStride 5K

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Honoring Jim Bowlin at the PanCAN PurpleStride 5K

In May of 2022, Dr. Sloop lost her Dad to pancreatic cancer. 

Jim Bowlin was a beloved father and grandfather, who often took on the role of tooth fairy. At a generous $10 per tooth, he often heard “Grandpa Jim, I lost another tooth!” even though the requester had not. Always good natured, he would simply laugh and reply “What!?! How many teeth do you have?”

While she already strives to keep teeth healthy, Jackie Sloop, DDS wanted to do more. To honor his memory, she has gotten involved with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 

As a team captain for the Sloop Dental Co. PanCAN PurpleStride team, Jackie is raising money and awareness to fund better research for treatments for this devastating disease.

Her goal is to contribute to a future where pancreatic cancer patients can survive, thrive, and spend many more years gifting money for supposed lost teeth.

Join the team or donate today to honor Dr. Sloop’s late father, and help patients and families in need.


  • PanCAN PurpleStride Kansas City


  • Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • Grandview Amphitheater
    13501 Byars Rd.
    Grandview, MO 64030

Register today or donate here.

All friends of Sloop Dental Co. who participate and/or donate (any amount) will receive a Sloop Dental Co. t-shirt. Anyone who donates $50 or more to PanCAN will receive a Purple Stride shirt from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.