Raised: $146,799.50 Goal: $400,000.00

PurpleStride Silicon Valley 2019 Presented by The Shen Family & Friends

We are so excited to announce the Chuck Cheatham Matching Challenge 2019! Thank you to our generous long-time supporter Chuck Cheatham, who is, for the fourth year in a row, pledging his support in honor of all pancreatic cancer survivors and loved ones we have lost to this disease. From today, October 14 to Sunday, October 27 at 11:59 p.m. PST, all donations made to PurpleStride Silicon Valley 2019 of $50 or more will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000 towards our overall event fundraising goal.*

*Please note, matched dollars will be considered a general PurpleStride Silicon Valley 2019 donation, and will not appear on personal or team pages.

The Passion and Elite Team benefits have been updated! By Sunday, October 27 raise $5,000 to be recognized as a Passion Team and $10,000 to be recognized as an Elite Team. Click here for more information.

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.




Discovery Meadow, Downtown San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110


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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.

Editor’s Note: Khushbu lost her fight with pancreatic cancer, but her story endures.

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Survivability was just 6% for me 9 years ago, but is now 9%, a nice improvement, but not nearly enough.

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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.

Editor’s Note: Todd lost his fight with pancreatic cancer, but his story continues to inspire others to Demand Better for patients and their families.

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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 is back and better than ever! This year, our event will take place on, 11/02/2019, and will take participants on a lovely route at Discovery Meadow, Downtown San Jose.

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 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