Raised: $357,146.18 Goal: $400,000.00

PurpleRideStride Minnesota 2018

PurpleRideStride Minnesota 2018 was a powerful and inspiring day. Together, we raised over $345,000. The event may be over, but we are still accepting donations for the cause. Raise $1,000 by December 15, 2018 to be part of our exclusive Grand Club! Thank you again for your support!

Photos from PurpleRideStride Minnesota 2018 can be found here.

PurpleStride walks are among the largest sources of funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. When you Wage Hope at PurpleRideStride, 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.

Elm Creek Park
12400 James Deane Parkway
Maple Grove, MN 55369

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About PurpleRideStride 

PurpleRideStride is one of fifty-six PurpleStride events, 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 
PurpleRideStride is Back!

PurpleRideStride is back and better than ever! This year, our event will take place on Saturday, September 15 and will take participants on a lovely route at Elm Creek Park. PurpleRideStride includes a 30-mile bike ride, an 8-mile bike ride, 5K run/walk, and a 1-mile family-friendly walk.

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

Fundraising Incentive

Individuals who raise $250.00 or more by Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at noon CST will receive a special gift at Packet Pick Up or on Event Day. This gift is in addition to the Grand Club Incentive for Individuals raising $1,000 or more. Thank you for being a part of PurpleRideStride Minnesota 2018 and we look forward to seeing you at the event on September 15, 2018.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Maple Grove Cycle from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at Best Buy Headquarters on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the Packet Pickup section on the Event Details page for location details as well as how to RSVP if you are a team captain. Learn more.

Volunteer Feature Story

Volunteer, Teri Larson, Advocacy Chair for the Minnesota Affiliate, shares her story about her mother's diagnosis and what inspired her to volunteer in an article featured on pancan.org. Read more here.

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