About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Detroit 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

Sunday, 05/20/2018

  • 7 a.m. Registration Opens

  • 8:30 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 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Begins

Location Details


Outdoor Adventure Center
1801 Atwater St.
Detroit, MI
48207


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

Parking will be available at:

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
  • Pre-Event:   $25
  • Event Day:   $30
  • 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 want to register by mail, download this form.

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

  • Online Registration: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Friday, May 11, 2018
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sunday, May 6, 2018 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!

Special Guests

Emmy award-winning anchor Sherry Margolis is a familiar face to FOX 2 viewers. She co-anchors FOX 2 News “Live at Eleven” and FOX 2 News at 5:30 p.m. Sherry's weekly FOX-e reports highlight ways to conserve energy and protect the planet. Her other special segment, “A Place to Call Home,” profiles children in Michigan's foster care system who are hoping to find forever homes.

Sherry hosts “Tribute to Our Troops,” FOX 2's annual Veterans Day special that honors Michigan's servicemen and women. She also hosts “Holiday Connection,” another annual special that profiles people and organizations making a difference in our community.

Sherry has earned several Emmy awards for her anchoring and reporting, as well as two regional Edward R. Murrow awards. The University of Michigan honored her with its first annual “Community Involvement Award.” Her specials have been recognized by the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

Sherry grew up in snowy Buffalo, NY, but never learned to ski. She graduated cum laude with a degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she did graduate work in Communication.

What you wanted to be when you grew up: I always thought I would be an English teacher, but I secretly wanted to be a news reporter. I'm happy things worked out the way they did, but I still think about maybe teaching one day.

Your inspiration: My three daughters. They are smart, kind, independent young women and I am constantly learning from them. My other inspiration is my late husband, Jeffrey Zaslow, who was an author and columnist at the Wall Street Journal. He is with me always.

What you like most about your job: I love connecting with people and telling their stories, especially ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They are the ones truly making a difference in our world. I also love the fact that every day at work is different. I learn something new every day.

Favorite food: Anything with sugar in it. I have a huge sweet tooth, and I love anything sweet, especially candy. Jelly beans are my favorite!

Least favorite food: Beets and anchovies. Not necessarily together.

Favorite vacation spots: Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey. The central California coastline is the most beautiful spot in the country. I also loved our family vacation to Costa Rica. It was special in so many ways.

Your idol: Helen Keller and Eleanor Roosevelt. Two truly remarkable women.

Favorite movie: Singin' in the Rain. I could watch it over and over again, just to see Gene Kelly dance with that umbrella and splash around in those puddles. And Donald O'Connor was brilliantly funny!

Event Contact Information

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