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Everyone who is registered and raises or makes a personal donation of $25 or more by Sunday, February 28 will receive a PurpleStride T-shirt!* This spring, T-shirts will be mailed directly to supporters who meet the deadline, to the address given during registration. No in-person T-shirt pick-ups will be held, so be sure you register and raise $25 in time for your shirt to be mailed. Most shirts should arrive the week of your event, but some shipping delays may be out of our control.

*All pancreatic cancer survivors who register by the deadline for PurpleStride are eligible to receive a special survivor T-shirt, and no fundraising minimum is required.


James Holzhauer

James Holzhauer is a professional sports gambler and a Las Vegas native. In 2019, he captivated the nation with his record-breaking winning streak on Jeopardy. Based on his success on Jeopardy!, he has been nicknamed "Jeopardy James." While James was taping his episodes, host Alex Trebek went public with his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Alex remains an inspiration to everyone, especially those who bravely battle the disease every day, and James is striding his own way, for PurpleStride Las Vegas 2021, in Alex’s honor.

You can see James on The Chase on ABC Thursday nights.

Carla Rea & Mike O'Brian

Carla Rea
Along with being co-host of the top rated KKLZ Morning Show in Las Vegas, Carla Rea is an accomplished comedian. She’s enjoyed 30 years of Comedy, Radio, and TV experience. She’s been seen on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Showtime and Comedy Central. She’s worked Comedy Clubs throughout the U.S. including The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, The Comedy Store, and regularly hosts and performs at major corporate events for companies such as Shell Oil, Pfizer, and Merck, just to name a few. She released her first comedy album, "Finding the Funny” in 2014, and hopes to do a second album very soon.

Las Vegas knows Carla from The Carla Rea Show on Hot Talk 105.1 Las Vegas, and 97.1 The Point, Morning show, with Mike O’Brian. Carla was a light feature reporter on Wake Up With The Wagner’s on KVBC/KSNV, Channel 3, NBC, Las Vegas and she is also a member of the Nevada Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame. Carla, along with her long time radio partner, Mike O’Brian, have won multiple Electronic Media Awards for Best Morning Show in Las Vegas.

Carla Rea works comedy clubs in Las Vegas, and throughout the country.

Mike O'Brian
At one time he thought about being a history teacher, but over 35 years later, Mike O’Brian is still on the radio waking up Las Vegas as the longest running “morning man” in Las Vegas! Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, just outside of Chicago, Mike is committed to the Las Vegas lifestyle and weather with flip-flops and shorts year-round! Mike enjoys the outdoors with a nice bike ride, reuniting with his band, “The Wedge Brothers” for a few songs, loves sports and a huge Vegas Golden Knights’ fan! Not afraid to admit he loves “musicals,” Mike is married with 2 daughters, enjoys time with his two grandsons and granddaughter, and has an amazing extended family.

Kendra Daniels

Kendra Daniels has received the award for Top 100 Most Influential Women of Las Vegas 4 years in a row! As National Director and the first Miss Fabulous Las Vegas, Kendra has enjoyed participating and performing at many events in support of her community.

Kendra is the lead singer in the Sin City production show on Fremont Street where she stunts and sings at the same time. She was deemed a “one in million act” on season 13 of America's Got Talent. Kendra’s single, “Damn I’m Good,” reached number 73 on the media charts. Her band “The Kendra Daniels Band” is full of variety and has performed all over the Las Vegas strip. Make sure to check out her rising fairytale escape sensation; this year marks her one year anniversary opening her family-owned business, “Once Upon an Escape.”


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