About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Milwaukee 2019 Presented by Elevate, 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, 06/02/2019

  • 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.


  • 9:00 a.m. 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, 5K
  • Pre-Event:   $30
  • Event Day:   $35
  • Participant Type:   Adult Untimed, 5K or 2- mile
  • Pre-Event:   $25
  • Event Day:   $30
  • Participant Type:   Youth Timed, 5K
  • Pre-Event:   $15
  • Event Day:   $20
  • Participant Type:   Youth Untimed, 5K or 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: Wed., May 29, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CST
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Fri., May 24, 2019
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sun., May 12, 2019 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!

  • Tailgate Haus
    One Brewers Way Milwaukee, WI 53214
    Saturday, June 1 from 3 - 6 p.m.

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

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.

Natalie Shepherd anchors the CBS 58 News at 5, 9, and 10 p.m. with Bill Walsh. She is excited to return home to the Midwest after spending time in Tampa and Louisiana.

Natalie grew up in a small town outside of Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Kalamazoo College with a degree in English Literature, but didn’t know a career in journalism was in her future. After spending a short time working for an advertising agency in Chicago, Natalie decided to apply to Northwestern University’s graduate program, and the rest is history. She started her reporting career at WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan, where she covered state politics and Michigan State University. From there, it was on to WWMT-TV, where Natalie worked as the Battle Creek bureau chief. During her time there, Natalie was honored with a regional Emmy award for her story on a local football star, paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, and his struggle to walk again.

It wasn’t long before Natalie moved on to a warmer climate at WFLA-TV, in Tampa, Florida. While in Tampa, Natalie covered everything from tropical storms, to the Republican National Convention, Super Bowl XLIII, and the Tampa Bay Rays’ World Series run in 2008. It was also in Tampa that Natalie made the move to investigative journalism, working with WFLA’s 8 On Your Side Investigative team. She was also named anchor of the Midday newscast.

Natalie spent five years anchoring the evening newscasts at WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana—learning about Mardi Gras, Cajun and Creole cooking, and the wonderful culture in Southeast Louisiana.

When she’s not at work, Natalie enjoys cooking, reading, and checking out new restaurants. She’s also a certified barre instructor who loves to work out.

Moving to Milwaukee is an exciting adventure for Natalie, her husband, Robert, and their two cats, Amos and Fifi. Send Natalie an email at nshepherd@cbs58.com, or connect with her on Facebook and Twitter, @NewsNatalie.

Event Contact Information

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