When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Las Vegas 2018, the walk to end  pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted  families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease. Your fundraising and participation directly funds efforts to help patients and families. Come out and stride with Big D and the 95.5 The Bull Team at the PANCAN 5K run/walk! Info:

Event Day Schedule

Saturday, 03/24/2018                                                      

  • 7:30 a.m. Registration Opens                       
  • 8:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

    The Opening Ceremonies highlight why it’s crucial to take action in this fight, from the words of a survivor or special guest           

  • 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Begins
  • 10:00 a.m. Closing Remarks 
  • 11:30 a.m. Event Ends                           

The PurpleStride Story

One chilly May morning, a group of pancreatic cancer volunteers  stepped out onto Chicago’s Grant Park. They were determined to increase  awareness for a disease that had touched them all personally. A disease  that, at the time, had a five-year survival of just 6 percent, yet was  barely a blip on the nation’s radar. 

Though volunteers had hosted small events before, this day was truly  the start of a movement. The volunteers raised more than $380,000 for  pancreatic cancer research. They brought together more than 1600  community members and turned the park purple. And from that first  fearless step, they launched a nationwide movement: Wage Hope at  PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer.

Since the first walk in 2008, PurpleStride has been the Pancreatic  Cancer Action Network’s most powerful vehicle for fundraising and  awareness. Each year, in more than 50 PurpleStride events across the  country, survivors, families, researchers, caregivers and others touched  by pancreatic cancer come together to rewrite the future of this deadly  disease. 

Together, we’ve raised more than $87 million for pancreatic cancer  research and patient services through community events from 2008 to  2016. But the true impact of our work together is measured in progress, not dollars. The  five-year survival rate has increased by three percentage points since  2014 and is now 9 percent. We have inspired more than 1 million people  across the country to take action in the fight against pancreatic  cancer. With each PurpleStride we continue moving the needle for  patients battling this devastating disease.

Purple ribbons don’t rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer. You do.


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