PurpleStride New York City to Raise Funds, Awareness for Deadliest Major Cancer

Funds raised at PurpleStride support vital research and clinical
initiatives of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#PurpleStride–The Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network
’s New York Affiliate invites the community to
rewrite the history of pancreatic cancer and improve patient outcomes by
attending PurpleStride
New York City
on Saturday, April 8, at Prospect Park – Nethermead

In addition to local supporters and survivors, PurpleStride New York
City will welcome “Good Morning America” weekend news anchor Ron
Claiborne and former “Survivor” cast member and season 24 finalist
Katrina Edorsson.

Pancreatic cancer is the nation’s deadliest major cancer, with a
five-year survival of just 9
. As the go-to organization supporting pancreatic cancer
patient services and research, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
(PanCAN) has an urgent mission to improve outcomes for patients battling
the disease today and to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.

PurpleStride is a national movement that is transforming the face of
pancreatic cancer. Each year, more than 80,000 people in cities across
the U.S. participate in PurpleStride 5K walk/run events to raise funds
for the organization’s key initiatives, including Precision
, Know
Your TumorSM
and the Patient
. PurpleStride has raised more than $76 million since 2008.

Lin Sun, spokesperson for the New York City PanCAN Affiliate, knows
first-hand how important these resources are for families who have been
touched by this disease.

“I found the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network online after my mother was
diagnosed with the disease, and it turned out be more helpful and
meaningful than I ever could have imagined,” Sun said. “I was able to
connect with a Patient Central Associate who provided a wealth of
knowledge on clinical trials, survivor contacts and physician
information. Through this, my family found a renowned pancreatic cancer
oncologist and my mother received top-notch care for 8 months until her
passing in February of 2014.”

The New York City event is supported by national presenting sponsor Celgene;
national gold sponsor AbbVie;
gold media sponsors WABC-TV
and WFAN
660 AM/WFAN-FM 101.9
; silver sponsors Maureen
Data Systems
and Perlmutter
Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
; and bronze sponsor Pancreas
Health Program, Winthrop-University Hospital

To register, donate or learn more about PurpleStride New York City,
please visit www.purplestride.org/newyork.
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 the global leader
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
Kylee Burkholder
Email: kburkholder@pancan.org