About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Puget Sound 2018 Presented by Virginia Mason and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease. Your fundraising and participation directly funds efforts to help patients and families. Come out and stride with us!

Event Day Schedule

Sunday, 10/28/2018

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration

  • 9:10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

    The Opening Ceremonies highlight why it’s crucial to take action in this fight, from the words of a survivor or special guest.


  • 9:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Begins

Location Details


Magnuson Park - Hangar 30
7400 Sandpoint Way NE
Seattle, WA
98115


Want to train on the route before the event? View the route map for this run/walk.

Event parking available in lots E5, E1, and E2. If parking in lot E1 or E2, do not park in boat trailer spaces, or you will be ticketed. Parking is also available along 62nd Ave. NE, but there will be no shuttle bus access from this location.

Metro bus routes 30, 74 and 75 serve the park along Sand Point Way N.E. Connections are in the University District (Routes 74 and 75) and Northgate (Route 75).
For schedules and route maps, view the Metro web site: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/

We love animals just as much as you do! However, due to safety and liability reasons, pets are unfortunately not allowed at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network events. Service animals are, of course, welcome.

Strollers and wheelchairs are absolutely welcome at PurpleStride!

Registration Information

  • Participant Types
  • Pre-Event
  • Event Day
  • Participant Type:   Survivor
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE
  • Participant Type:   Adult Timed
  • Pre-Event:   $30
  • Event Day:   $35
  • Participant Type:   Adult Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $25
  • Event Day:   $30
  • Participant Type:   Youth Timed
  • Pre-Event:   $15
  • Event Day:   $20
  • Participant Type:   Youth Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $10
  • Event Day:   $15
  • Participant Type:   Virtual Strider
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   N/A
  • Participant Type:   Volunteer
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE


A few things to keep in mind:
  • Youth registration is for children ages 3-12. Children ages 2 and younger are not required to register.

  • Your registration fee will count toward your personal fundraising goal, and you’ll receive an email including your registration confirmation and tax information. Please note that registration fees are not tax-deductible.
  • If you would like to mail-in your regsitration, download this form.

Register by the dates listed below in order to secure these benefits.

  • Online Registration: Wed., October 24, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Fri., October 19, 2018
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sun., October 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST
    Registration must be processed by this date in order to guarantee an event T-shirt.

Packet Pickup

Beat the lines on event day by picking up your T-shirt at packet pick-up. Registration prices increase on event day, so make sure to invite friends and family to register at this time if they haven’t already done so!


Are you a Captain of a team with five or more members who’d like to pick up packets for your entire team? RSVP in advance so that you get your materials quicker at packet pick-up. If you decide to pick up for your entire team (please, no partial team pick-ups), make sure to let each member know so that there isn’t any confusion!

RSVP Deadline: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 12 p.m.

If you are an elite or passion team, your t-shirts and items will be available in your reserved area at Packet Pickup or on event day.

Special Guests

Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Swedish Cancer Institute

Associate Professor at University of Washington, Associate Member at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Attending Physician at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB) and pancreatic cancer oncology nurse navigator at Virginia Mason Medical Center

Do teachers tell you how great your child is but they simply just talk too much? If they do, chances are your kid’s going to wind up in the media business like I did.

I’m a misplaced Michigander who moved to Seattle in 2011 where I spent six years as a morning radio personality. When my time in radio had ended, I realized I wasn’t done with the Great Northwest and luckily, it wasn’t done with me. When given the opportunity to come to Q13 News, I couldn’t say no! (Especially because my parents were happy to hear I was finally making good use of that college education.)

Speaking of family, my sister has also made this area home and our parents, who were born and raised in Greece, make the trip to visit a few times a year. When someone says, “It’s all Greek to me,” I laugh because I’m fluent. OPA!

After a lot of begging and pleading by my best friend, my dog Charlie, we opened our home to foster dogs via Motley Zoo Animal Rescue. I’m a social media addict, a mental health advocate, and a lover of country music. If I’m not petting puppies or posting a behind-the-scenes peek into my life on Instagram, I’m more than likely in the stands cheering on the Seahawks, the Sounders, and all of our beloved Seattle area sports teams. #BringBackTheSonics

In a world filled with filters and Photoshop, I take pride in being real. I struggle with my weight, my car isn’t always clean, and I have a nasty habit of being late. It’s my hope that through my actions, we will all embrace being perfectly imperfect.

Wall of Honor

Our Wall of Honor is designed to celebrate our pancreatic cancer survivors and memorialize those loved ones we’ve lost. Celebrations and memorials are displayed on the Wall of Honor at the event. We will display memorials on our Wall of Honor at PurpleStride Puget Sound event and possibly at other events in the future.

If you would like to add a submission to our Wall of Honor, in memory of a loved one or in honor of a survivor, please follow these directions and use this template.


For submissions, please contact: Susan Brown, cafalera45@gmail.com

Event Contact Information

Still have questions or want to find out more? We’re here to help! Contact the appropriate individuals below.