About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Milwaukee 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, June 3, 2018

  • 8 a.m. Registration Opens

  • 9:30 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.


  • 10 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Begins

Location Details


Miller Park
One Brewers Way
Milwaukee, WI
53214


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

Free parking. Attendants will be onsite to direct traffic to designated parking lots.

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 want to register by mail, download this form.

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

  • Online Registration: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Friday, May 25, 2018
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sunday, May 13, 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! We will post more information 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

It was my dear mama who chose my radio career years ago when she marched into the local laundromat I was working at after graduating high school and said: "Here's an application for the community college in Ft. Dodge, IA! Sign up for something because you are not living in the basement forever!" (Editor's note: Not that there's anything wrong with that.) True story: She and I toured the local radio station in Carroll, IA. Within a week, I signed up for Radio Broadcasting 101 at ICCC and started the next fall. (Editor's note: I can still hear the sound of tires screeching out of the parking lot as she deposited me at the dorm.) Fast forward — A few years and many moves later, here I am at KTI Country doing my favorite on-air shift — Middays 9AM — 2PM. What's not to love? I can sleep in a bit, share the workday with YOU and be home in time for dinner! I have also worked radio in Iowa and Illinois and have counted up the times I have moved over the years: 23. (Editor's note: This includes moving from one apartment to another, usually for a bigger closet and a better parking spot.) I'm out in Sussex now living with my dear husband, Al and arrogant cat, Lola. I've been in the Milwaukee area for over 12 years and have to say one of my favorite things of living here is the Wisconsin State Fair! Hopefully I'll see you at the giant slide and we can have a corn dog! I hope you tune in at work-- I promise MORE of your country favorites during the workday and a few cat stories on top of it. (Editor's note: but not too many ... I know we have a few dog lovers out there, too.)

Sally Severson has been providing early morning weather broadcasts on "12 News This Morning" since the morning newscast began in 1986.

An award-winning meteorologist, she has covered weather-related disasters in Wisconsin and around the country, including first-hand reports from Punta Gorda, Fla., during Hurricane Charley in August 2004 and the tornado outbreak in Moore, Oklahoma in May 2014. Sally was also in Switzerland and Belgium during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., providing live reports to the foreign and U.S. media about how American travelers were handling the news from home.

Sally received an Emmy for her work in WISN’s documentary "Street Smart Kids." She was awarded Best Weathercast by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association in 2013. That same year, Sally was inducted into the Emmy Silver Circle, a lifetime achievement honor bestowed by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

She is actively involved with the community and particularly enjoys working with children &apm; teens. Providing interactive weather demonstrations to literally thousands of young minds in schools throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Sally is pleased to host WISN's Top Teacher. A monthly series highlighting the best educators around southern Wisconsin.

Sally received her degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Away from the office, Sally enjoys being with her husband, family and big, lab mix Bailey. She enjoys anything outdoors like hiking, biking and travel.

Ms. Wisconsin, United States

Event Contact Information

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