Raised: $5.00 Goal: $100.00

PurpleStride Manhattan Beach 2017

PurpleStride Louisville 2017 was a powerful and inspiring day. Together we raised over $135,000 - thank you for all of your support!

PurpleStride walks are among the largest sources of funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease. Learn more.

Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Chicago, IL 60007

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About PurpleStride 

PurpleStride is one of the largest sources of funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Through fundraisers across the country we are able to make strides to advance research, continue to serve more and more patients, and be the leading provider of pancreatic cancer services and information in the world. Learn more.

Scientific Research

Scientific Research

We push research forward through our nationally acclaimed grants program and clinical initiatives.

Patient Services

Patient Services

We connect patients with the latest treatment options and provide in-depth disease information.

Government Advocacy

Government Advocacy

We advocate for legislative support from Congress to increase federal research funding.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

We lead and activate communities across the globe for our cause.

Strider Stories 

It was by pure chance that I went to the emergency room one day in May. Who knew what I thought was “gas pain” would change my life forever.

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In 1989, Todd Horne lost his mother to the disease. Then in 2015, Todd was diagnosed with stage II pancreatic cancer.

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We stride because it's what "Papa Z" would have done. Creating Team Papa Z has been one of the best decisions I've ever made.

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Event Updates 
PurpleStride is Back!

PurpleStride Orange County 2017 is back and better than ever! This year, our 5K run and family-friendly walk will take place on 11/18/2017, and will take participants on a lovely route at William Mason Regional Park.

Register now and join us for a day filled with hope and inspiration to raise funds, awareness and support for pancreatic cancer! Register here.

We have an event emcee!

Join us in welcoming our event emcee, John Smith! John is a well-known news anchor for NBC and was the inspiration for Kent Brockman's character on the Simpsons. He lives with his wife, Bertha, in upstate New York, but is coming all the way to LA for PurpleStride because he was banned from New York City. Learn more.

Updated Route

This year, we will have a brand new route for PurpleStride. Despite our best efforts, Exposition Park will not allow us to close down roads this year, so our route will now just be a very long walk around the event village. We can do a conga line. It will be great! Learn more.

We stride to make sure that other people have a chance, because a five year survival rate of 9 percent is unacceptable and because it's what "Papa Z" would have done.

Allison Zalesny, PurpleStride Fundraiser