To all of our supporters, welcome and thank you for celebrating PurpleStride Orange County's 10th Anniversary!
When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Orange County 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!
PurpleStride Orange County 2018 is celebrating its 10th year anniversary!
The Opening Ceremonies highlight why it’s crucial to take action in this fight, from the words of a survivor or special guest.
William Mason Regional Park - Shelter 5
18712 University Drive
Want to train on the route before the event? We will post the route map as we get closer to the event.
Parking within park. Once the parking lot is full, overflow parking is located at University High School.
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 will post more information as we get closer to the event.
Erin Willett brings her raw energy to Orange County by way of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
With the musical influence of her father, a member of the 1960’s band The Newports, Erin has
music in her blood. Growing up in the 90s, pop records constantly rotated in her walkman. Every
Sunday her outlet for music was church choir, were she became enamored with gospel singers
and soul performers. This vocal ability combined with fascination from the performances of her
brother’s punk bands, produced a powerful performance style that is all her own.
During season 2, Erin became a semi-finalist on NBC’s hit show The Voice. Known for her powerhouse vocals and infectious spirit, she became one of the final two contestants on Blake Shelton’s team. Following the show, she released her self-titled debut EP which is available on iTunes. Erin has also opened for notable acts including Twenty One Pilots, Adam Lambert,and Third Eye Blind.
She continues to give back as an Influencer of Hope for The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; an organization fighting the disease that took her fathers life in 2011. Along with songwriters Liz Russo and Tova Litvin, she helped co-write and performed the soon to be released Anthem of Hope for PanCan.
As a fan and supporter of local music Erin created #BurgerJam at Umami Burger Williamsburg in 2015. She hosted and coordinated a weekly live music night aimed to be a creative outlet for singers and songwriters in the New York area.
In the fall of 2015 Willett would go on to compete in Season 17 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser. During the airing of the show Yahoo.com exclusively premiered her single “Out of the Darkness” chronicling her struggle with depression and self discovery. At the Live Finale Erin lost an astonishing 87 Pounds and the following day Billboard.com exclusively premiered the music video for the single.
Erin brings her eccentric, jubilant attitude to the radio waves and can be heard on a number of Entercom stations throughout the east coast as a on-air personailty. She currently fills-in on morning shows such as WIAD’s The Tommy Show, WNEW’s The Karen & Jeffrey Show, and WCBS FM Scott Shannon in the Morning.
In 2018, Erin will continue to conquer new territory as she will be hosting her own podcast, as well as continue releasing new music. Her new single “Try” is set for a spring 2018 debut.
For upcoming shows, merchandise, and content about Erin head to WWW.ERINWILLETT.COM.
Our Path of Heroes is designed to celebrate our pancreatic cancer survivors and memorialize those loved ones we've lost. Celebrations and memorials are displayed along the event village and route at PurpleStride. To submit a photo and information about your loved one, please email it to Roberta Luna at email@example.com.
The deadline to submit information is Sunday, October 28, 2018.
Still have questions or want to find out more? We’re here to help! Contact the appropriate individuals below.