About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Puget Sound 2017 Presented by 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!

We are excited to announce that we will have two food trucks joining us on event day from 8am until the end of the event! Mini the Dough-Nut and Napkin Friends will have yummy snacks available for purchase, and will donate 10% of their proceeds back to the event!

Event Day Schedule

Sunday, 10/29/2017

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration

  • 8:00 a.m. Food Trucks Open

    We are excited to announce that we will have two food trucks joining us on event day until the end of the event! Mini the Dough-Nut and Napkin Friends will have yummy snacks available for purchase, and will donate 10% of their proceeds back to the event!

  • 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.

Parking information can be found here.

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
Click here (PDF) to download the registration form.

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.

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

  • Online Registration: Weds., October 25, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PT
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Fri., October 20, 2017
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sun., October 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PT
    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!

If you are unable to attend packet pickup your team can pick up individually on event day when registration opens at 8:00am.

If you have questions, please contact: rdavissuskind@pancanvolunteer.org.

Special Guests

Monique Ming Laven co-anchors KIRO 7 News at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., Monday through Friday alongside Steve Raible. Monique joined KIRO 7 News in June of 2006 and splits her time between anchoring and reporting during the week. From the field, she’s covered a wide range of stories including the 2009 trial of Amanda Knox in Perugia, Italy. KIRO 7’s coverage received an Emmy Award and a National Headliner Award for Breaking News.

Monique has been on the desk for some of Western Washington’s biggest news stories, including extended coverage during the Lakewood police officers’ shootings, the murder of Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton and the shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School. She also anchored coverage of a holiday season shooting at Westfield Southcenter for which KIRO 7 received an Emmy Award and National Headliner Award for Best Newscast.

Before joining the KIRO 7 team, Monique worked as evening anchor and reporter at WCMH in Columbus, OH, WKOW in Madison, WI, and 6News in Lawrence, KS. During her time in the Midwest she was in key swing states for the presidential elections in 2004 and 2008, she traveled to New York City to cover the September 11th terrorist attacks, and she biked 560 miles in six days from Minneapolis to Chicago reporting on the Heartland AIDS Ride. During her Midwest tour of duty, she also picked up an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Series and the Associated Press Award for Best Documentary.

Monique has made a practice of living in cities with universities (Kansas Jayhawks, Wisconsin Badgers, Ohio State Buckeyes), but this is the first time she's settled into the turf of a Pac-12 rival: she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of California, Berkeley. One of her favorite memories is watching the Battle for the Roses game between Cal and UW. Although the Huskies pulled it out, she cherished cheering on Cal alongside her grandfather, another Golden Bear and her favorite game day date.

Often the highlight of her week comes in the car. She's a volunteer driver for King County Senior Services, and those seniors share a lot of memories, a lot of laughs, and a lot of wisdom. Monique lives in Seattle with her husband and their two furry children, Meyer the terrier mix and Kitty the venom-spewing cat.

Twitter: @MoniqueKIRO7
Facebook: facebook.com/MoniqueKIRO7

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

Director of Liver, Biliary and Pancreas Surgery Center of Excellence at Virginia Mason Medical Center

Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Swedish Cancer Institute

Event Contact Information

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

Wall of Honor

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 submit a photo and a 200 word bio to sbrown@pancanvolunteer.org by October 20th, 2017.