Raised: $423,332.36 Goal: $405,000.00

PurpleStride Charlotte 2017 Presented by Carolina Digestive Health Associates, PA

PurpleStride Charlotte 2017 was a powerful and inspiring day. Thanks to all of our amazing participants and teams, we have some fantastic news to share — we have met and surpassed our initial fundraising goal of $405,000! Together, we've raised an amazing $420,000! 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.

First Ward Park
301 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC 28202

Event Contact
Grace Lynch


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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 
Race Results

For overall results, follow this link here*.
For Age Group results, follow this link here.

Event Photos

PurpleStride Charlotte 2017's photos from event day have come in! You can find them posted on the Event Photos page under the Event Info tab. Click here to view the event photos.

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