About PanCAN PurpleStride

Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate event to end pancreatic cancer. Join the movement to change the lives of pancreatic cancer patients right now. Your participation and fundraising make all the difference.

On April 30, 2022, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will take steps together at PurpleStride events across the nation to honor everyone affected by the disease.

PurpleStride is the #1 way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer in a comprehensive way.

Ready to take action to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients?

Register today it’s free!

Find Your Local PurpleStride

Help us turn the nation purple and create a world where all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive.

Find Your Event

No event near you? Join PanCAN PurpleStride USA! PurpleStride USA is the ONE event that anyone from anywhere can join if you’re unable to make it in-person. Learn more about PurpleStride USA.


Once you find your local PurpleStride event, it’s time to register. You can either register as an individual, join an existing team or recreate a team from a previous year or create a new team.

Start Fundraising

April 30, 2022 will be here before you know it. Set a personal or team fundraising goal–we suggest a minimum of $200 per person. Personalize your page with your "why" to let people know why you're supporting PanCAN. Start fundraising today! Check out our tips to reach your fundraising goal.

Critical programs would not be possible with you and your fundraising efforts. PurpleStride raises money to fight pancreatic cancer in a comprehensive way through:

Scientific Research

We fund critical research, including a nationally acclaimed grants program and revolutionary clinical initiatives. We also publish learnings and share with the scientific community to make quicker progress for patients.

Patient Services

Our compassionate, highly trained case managers provide in-depth disease and treatment information, helping patients and families navigate their next steps after diagnosis — all free of charge.

Government Advocacy

When we all speak with a unified voice, Congress listens. That's why we continue to take our urgent message about the need for more federal research funding for pancreatic cancer to Capitol Hill. It's paying off – funding continues to climb.

Community Engagement

Our national movement continues to grow, thanks to thousands of passionate supporters who volunteer, advocate and donate, shining the spotlight on pancreatic cancer and encouraging others to join in and do the same.

Your PurpleStride participation and fundraising make PanCAN’s work possible. Read more about it.

Your Impact


Your PurpleStride participation and fundraising make all the difference to pancreatic cancer patients fighting today and those diagnosed in the future. Here's a look at how you are improving patients' lives:


The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer continues to increase and is now 11%. Our goal is to see pancreatic cancer reach a five-year survival rate of 20% by 2030.


93% of patients and families tell us they feel more knowledgeable and empowered about treatment next steps after speaking with our PanCAN Patient Services team.


More than 2,600 patients are making more informed treatment decisions after using our precision medicine service, Know Your Tumor®.


Since 1999, when PanCAN was founded and began advocating for more federal research funding for the disease, it has increased 900%.


PanCAN volunteers and advocates have inspired more than 1 million people nationwide to take action and raise awareness and research funding for pancreatic cancer.


Number of times patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals have called upon our organization for free information, resources, services and hope.