DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More patients die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer, making pancreatic cancer the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. And, only 8 percent of patients live five years. To change the course of this disease, the Dallas-Fort Worth Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is inviting the community to attend PurpleStride DFW presented by Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP.
The volunteer-led community celebration taking place on Sun., Nov. 6, at Klyde Warren Park will raise much needed awareness and funds to support the mission of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to advance research, support patients and create hope.
To register and to learn more visit http://www.purplestride.org/dfw
“My family and I Wage Hope in memory of our brother, Jimmy, who passed away in his early 40s. He deserved a greater chance at survival, along with so many others lost too soon,” said Loretta Connolly, PurpleStride Co-Chair of the DFW Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. “PurpleStride is an empowering event raising awareness and research funding to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. This gives me a tremendous source of strength in making a difference and taking action against this undiscriminating cancer.”
The family-friendly 5K run and one-mile awareness walk will include:
- Registration at 6:30 a.m.; event begins at 7:30 a.m.
- Kid-friendly activities and “Purple Play Zone”
- Opening ceremony and live entertainment
- Hosted by Ginger Allen, CBS 11’s Senior Investigative Reporter
- National Presenting Sponsor: Celgene
- National Silver Sponsor: AbbVie
- Presenting Sponsor: Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
- Gold Sponsor: UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Silver Sponsors: Cherry Petersen Landry Albert LLP, Ed Haggar Family Foundation and The Rosewood Corporation
- Silver Media Sponsor: The Buzzell Company
The American Cancer Society reports an estimated 53,070 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and approximately 41,780 will die from the disease this year. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is working to double survival by 2020 by continuing to directly fund research, advocate for increased funding and resources from the national government, raise awareness through community outreach, and provide excellent patient services and support for novel initiatives like Clinical Trial Finder, Know Your TumorSM personalized medicine service and the Patient Registry.
Learn more about how you can support your local Dallas-Fort Worth Affiliate and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by visiting www.pancan.org. Click to view this year’s PurpleStride PSA and organizational PSA.
About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase survival for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative — The Vision of Progress: Double Pancreatic Cancer Survival by 2020. To continue to accelerate progress, a goal to raise $200 million by 2020 is also in place. Together, we can Wage Hope and rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer.
Members of the media are invited to attend the event, interview and photograph participants, volunteers and special guests. Please contact Zahra Nealy at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further press instructions.