Due to increasing concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as guidance from the CDC and Rhode Island public health department, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person PurpleStride Rhode Island event scheduled for Sunday, May 3rd. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and caring, and in partnership with volunteer leadership at both the local and national levels.

PurpleStride is an incredible community celebration and centerpiece for the PanCAN family. However, as an organization focused on supporting pancreatic cancer patients and their extended community the health and safety of this vulnerable population, as well as that of our supporters, volunteers and staff must be our top priority.

Although PurpleStride Rhode Island will not physically take place this year, pancreatic cancer continues to affect thousands of patients and families every day, and we encourage your support today more than ever. Our mission to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients does not slow down or stop.

All participants, including virtual striders, who raise $25 or more in donations (including registration fees) will receive a PurpleStride T-shirt. Your T-shirt will not be mailed to you and we will not be hosting packet pick-up — ­­­­­­ BUT you will receive one for this year’s event. We will have more information about how to obtain your T-shirt in the near future.

Thank you so much for your incredible fundraising efforts. We encourage you to continue. Your registration fee will be turned into a donation to PanCAN unless you request a refund. If so, contact customer service for further details or email us at events@pancan.org.

We will have further information for you in the coming days on how you can continue to participate with us as a virtual strider this year. Please stay tuned. Thank you for your understanding and support during these unusual circumstances.

Event Day Schedule

Sunday, 05/03/2020

  • 8 a.m. Registration

  • 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. 1.5 Mile Walk Begins


Location Details

Goddard Memorial Park
1095 Ives Rd.
Warwick, RI

Want to train on the route before the event? We will post the route map here as we get closer to the event.

Free parking onsite at the park, please follow signage.

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

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!

  • Ocean State Job Lot (5957 Post Road North Kingstown, RI 02852)
    9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

Event Contact Information

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