When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Boston 2019, 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 at our 1-mile walk!
The Opening Ceremonies highlight why it’s crucial to take action in this fight, from the words of a survivor or special guest.
Boston Common - Parkman Bandstand
131 Tremont St
Want to train on the route before the event? We'll post the route map here as we get closer to the event.
For driving directions to Boston Common and the parking garage, click here.
Boston Common Parking Garage
Zero Charles Street
Boston, MA 02116
For driving directions to Boston Common from the Boston Common Parking Garage website, click here.
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The following metro lines run and have stations in proximity to the venue:
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!
Register by the dates listed below in order to secure these benefits.
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'll post the packet pickup information here as we get closer to the event.
Erika Tarantal, Anchor and Reporter, returns as Emcee for PurpleStride Boston!
Emmy Award winning journalist Erika Tarantal joined WCVB Channel 5 as an anchor and reporter for NewsCenter 5 in February 2014. Erika co-anchors WCVB’s Midday news at noon. She is also a contributing reporter for WCVB’s award-winning local news magazine, Chronicle.
Erika comes to WCVB from News 4 New York, NBC’s flagship station in New York City, where she anchored the weekend newscast and also was a primary fill-in co-anchor for WNBC’s weekday morning newscast, “Today in New York.” She has reported on major stories ranging from the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict to hours of coverage during Superstorm Sandy and the tragic shootings in Newtown, CT.
Erika joined News 4 New York as a general assignment reporter in December 2007. Prior to joining NBC4, Erika served as a general assignment reporter at WVIT-TV in Hartford, CT beginning in October 2005. Prior to that, Erika rose through the ranks at News 12 in the Bronx where she started as a general assignment reporter before being promoted to anchor of the station’s weekday morning newscast. Erika also served as a production assistant at WHDH-TV in Boston. Before beginning her career in broadcasting, Erika was a paralegal for the Office of the Attorney General in Boston.
Erika graduated from Connecticut College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in government.
Still have questions or want to find out more? We’re here to help! Contact the appropriate individuals below.