About PanCAN PurpleStride

Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer!

On April 27, 2024, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will take steps together at nearly 60 PurpleStride events across the nation to honor everyone affected by the disease. It’s an inspirational day to celebrate survivors, honor those we lost and turn the nation purple!

Your participation and fundraising help pancreatic cancer patients in your community by:

  • Offering free, personalized support and resources through PanCAN Patient Services
  • Providing molecular testing at no cost through PanCAN's Know Your Tumor
  • Supporting PanCAN’s research priorities of finding an early detection strategy and accelerating treatments
  • Creating hope – because a five-year survival rate of 13% is just not acceptable

Ready to take action to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients? Register for free and start fundraising today!


PanCAN PurpleStride 2024 is taking place at nearly 60 events across the nation on One Big Day! Help us turn the nation purple and create a world where all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive.


No PurpleStride in your area? Register for PurpleStride USA and participate from wherever you are, and in any way you like.


You can register as an individual, join an existing team, or become a Team Captain and invite your family and friends to join your team and set their own fundraising goals. Former Team Captains can also bring back their team from last year!

To make the biggest impact possible, set a personal fundraising goal (we suggest a minimum of $200 per person). Remember that everyone who registers and raises $50 or more will receive an official PanCAN PurpleStride 2024 T-shirt, and everyone who registers and raises $1,000 or more will become a member of our PanCAN PurpleStride Grand Club and receive exclusive Grand Club gear!

Start Fundraising

Registering for PurpleStride will give you access to the PanCAN PurpleStride Dashboard. Your Dashboard is your one-stop-shop for all your PurpleStride fundraising needs. You can get started with these four easy steps:

  1. Customize your personal fundraising page with your photo and your personal story. When family and friends know why you're taking steps against pancreatic cancer at PanCAN PurpleStride, they'll be more motivated to support you.
  2. Connect your page to Facebook Fundraiser. Facebook Fundraiser creates a special page on Facebook where you can invite people to follow updates you post and to donate towards your goal. Striders who connect to Facebook Fundraiser raise 5 times more than those who don't!
  3. Download the PurpleStride app. The app is another great way to personalize and send pre-written messages through email, text, and social media. We have pre-written messages for you to ask for support, and to thank those who donated.
  4. Make a self-donation. If you haven't already done so, donate to your own fundraiser. Striders who make a self-donation raise twice as much as those who don't!

You can also use your PurpleStride Dashboard (and the PurpleStride app) to send emails and social media messages to your family and friends and track your progress toward your fundraising goal.


Saturday, April 27, 2024 will be an inspirational day to celebrate survivors, honor those we lost and turn the nation purple! Check out the event village, grab a snack, write on the tribute wall, take pictures with your family and friends in the photo area, and be inspired during the opening ceremony before you set off on the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer.

A world where all patients with pancreatic cancer thrive starts with YOU! Your participation and fundraising keep PanCAN's vital programs running so patients and their families don't have to navigate this journey on their own. Thank you!