Raised: $338,280.03 Goal: $390,000.00

PurpleStride St. Louis 2019

PurpleStride St. Louis 2019 was a powerful and inspiring day. Together, we raised over $325,000. The event may be over, but we are still accepting donations for the cause. Raise $1,000 by December 15, 2019 to be part of our exclusive Grand Club! Thank you again for your support!

Race results can be found at the link here.

Some photos from PurpleStride St. Louis 2019 can be found here.

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.




Forest Park, Lower Muny Lot
Theatre Drive (between Union & Pagoda Circle)
St. Louis , MO 63110


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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.

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 Sunday, 09/15/2019, and will take participants on a lovely route at Forest Park, Lower Muny Lot.

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

Team Tent Information

PurpleStride St. Louis 2019 is again in the Lower Muny Lot. In order to abide by venue restrictions, best utilize the limited event space, and ensure participant safety, please note the following guidelines regarding team tent spaces:

  • The event space is limited, with 14 spaces available for teams to set up their own 10 x 10 tents.

  • These 14 tent spaces will be awarded to the top 7 fundraising teams and the top 7 teams with the most team members recruited as of 9/1/19.

  • Set up must take place on Saturday, 9/14/19 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.. There will not be drive–up access on Event Day, so please plan accordingly and bring any materials that you will not be able to carry to the venue on Event Day. The event space will be staffed by a security guard overnight.

  • The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will provide weights for the 14 tents to ensure they are secured safely.

  • Team Captains must confirm by 9/6/19 if they plan to use their space to set up their own team tent.

  • If a team chooses to not to use their tent space, it will be offered to the next team in line

  • If a team is eligible for Passion or Elite Team benefits, the Team Captain can choose to waive the team’s benefits in favor of receiving a tent space (e.g., Passion Team decides to bring and set up their own tent, thereby waiving the team meet-up table in the Passion Team Area).

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