Purple Stride Philadelphia is a 5K walk and timed run benefiting Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic Cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
Money raised at Purple Stride Philadelphia will help provide support for pancreatic cancer patients, families, and care givers. The event also provides support for research grants and advocacy efforts to increase funding for research.
Last year Purple Stride Philadelphia raised approximately $500,000. This year their goal is $600,000.
With the help of a local 12 year old girl, Ali Chesnick, they are on track to reach their goal. Ali’s team “Team BoyChick” was last years elite team with $53,000 raised and this year she is hoping to top that.
Ali became involved with Purple Stride last year after finding out her grandfather was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She created Youtube videos to fundraiser for her team as well as offering a drawing of two signed copies of Mitch Albom’s new books, The First Phone Call From Heaven. To donate to Ali’s team, or the fight against Pancreatic Cancer, Click Here.
Purple Stride Philadelphia takes place on Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 at Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park.
For information about Purple Strides Philadelphia and Pancreatic Cancer Click Here.