PurpleStride Chicago to Raise Funds, Advance Research for Nation’s Deadliest Major Cancer

PurpleStride is the walk to end pancreatic cancer and supports the
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#PancreaticCancer–The Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network’s
Chicago Affiliate invites the community to
join PurpleStride
, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, on Saturday, April 29,
at Soldier Field.

Frank De Seno, spokesperson for the Chicago Affiliate, understands the
devastating effects that pancreatic cancer has on both patients and
their loved ones.

De Seno lost his oldest brother to pancreatic cancer 10 years ago, just
one month after he was diagnosed. Then, four years after his brother’s
death, De Seno’s wife, Linda, was diagnosed with the same cancer. She
passed away after a three-month battle at the age of 52.

“I joined the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in memory of my brother
and my late wife,” De Seno said. “I will not stop until we find a cure
for pancreatic cancer, and that is why PurpleStride is so important to
me. The funds raised through this event will advance research, and that
research will end this disease.”

Pancreatic cancer remains the nation’s deadliest major cancer, with a
five-year survival of just 9
. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) has an urgent
mission to improve outcomes for patients currently battling the disease
and to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.

Each year, more than 80,000 people in cities across the U.S. Wage Hope
at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Funds raised through
this signature event support the organization’s key initiatives,
including Precision
, Know
Your TumorSM
and the Patient

PurpleStride Chicago is hosted by FOX 32’s “Good Day Chicago” co-anchor
Corey McPherrin, and includes kid-friendly activities including a purple
play zone. The Chicago event is supported by national presenting sponsor Celgene;
national gold sponsor AbbVie;
gold sponsor Have
a Skate with Bob Foundation
; gold media sponsor Fox
; silver sponsor Carstens;
and silver media sponsor WQNA-FM.

To register, donate or learn more about PurpleStride Chicago,
please visit www.purplestride.org/chicago.
For more on PurpleStride and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, watch
the PurpleStride
and the organization’s

About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is accelerating the pace
of research progress for one of the world’s deadliest cancers. With an
urgent mission to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and
double survival by 2020, the organization, founded in 1999, executes a
bold and comprehensive strategy to Wage Hope through research, patient
services, advocacy and community engagement. The organization’s
visionary goals, world-class programs and services, extensive grassroots
network, patient-focused outcomes and advisory board of scientific and
medical leaders, provide the critical backdrop to help pancreatic cancer
patients today and create transformational change for all patients in
the future.


Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Chicago Affiliate
Frank De Seno,