About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Madison 2018, 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

Saturday, 05/05/2018

  • 8 a.m. Registration Opens

  • 9 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, 2-Mile Run/Walk Begins

Location Details


Warner Park
1600 Northport Drive
Madison, WI
53704


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

There is free parking within the park.

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 Untimed (5K, 2-Mile)
  • Pre-Event:   $25
  • Event Day:   $30
  • Participant Type:   Youth Untimed (5K, 2-Mile)
  • 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 want to register by mail, download this form.

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

  • Online Registration: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Friday, April 27, 2018
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 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! We will post more info as we get closer to the event.


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!

Special Guests

I'm passionate for traditional journalism and believe it serves a critical role in our world. I first started in TV news at 17 running cameras and master control. Fast forward a few years and I still enjoy the art of the industry. I enjoy covering health and consumer stories that offer helpful info to viewers.

My career started in WV and spanned the southeast in TN, VA and SC, both in TV and Radio. I've also been teaching communication for several years, currently for Madison College. I learn a great deal from my students, most importantly to always keep the excitement for your passion and know that you can always believe in the future.

I completed a BA at Concord College in Athens, WV and an MA at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

In my free time I love to sing and dance! My favorite style to sing is Big Band and torch songs. On a fun note, I've sang the anthem for decades now at nearly every possible event. I enjoy singing for the Madison Mallards each year, as does my little guy. I've also sang for 5 Major League Baseball games, including the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and the Milwaukee Brewers. I've also really enjoyed learning latin dances, performing for a variety of local events with renowned partners. I hope to also learn to tango and waltz!

I also love recipes, cooking and food TV! I come from a long-line of cooks! My recent ventures also led me to write my first children's book, with more on the way. I hope to also write a family recipe compilation book as well.

I'm married to my wonderful, supportive husband, Nick and we have one sweet son and a fluffy standard poodle!

Event Contact Information

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