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Everyone who is registered and raises or makes a personal donation of $25 or more by Sunday, June 6 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.


Corey McPherrin

Thank you to Fox 32’s Good Day Chicago co-anchor Corey McPherrin for joining the fight against pancreatic cancer as PurpleStride Chicago’s event emcee!

Corey McPherrin was born and raised in Chicago's South suburbs where he dreamed of one day becoming a sportscaster in his hometown. Corey started his broadcasting career in Davenport, Iowa in 1977. He also worked as a sports broadcaster in Quincy, Illinois, New Orleans and Atlanta. While in Atlanta Corey received an Emmy in 1984 as "Outstanding News Performer" in the state of Georgia.

Before his return to Chicago, Corey served as the primary sportscaster at WABC-TV in New York for seven years (1984-91). During his time in New York, Corey also contributed to ABC Sports as a college football play-by-play announcer and reporter for the sports anthology show "Wide World of Sports." In 1991 Corey came home to Chicago when he assumed sports anchor duties at WBBM-TV.

In 1995, Corey moved to Fox Chicago, where today he co-anchors the morning news broadcast, "Good Day Chicago." Previously, Corey served as the sports anchor for "Fox Chicago News at Nine" and also co-hosted the Bears pre-game show "Fox Kickoff Sunday" and the Sunday night sports wrap-up show, "The Final Word." Corey's earned five Emmy awards during his 16 years at Fox Chicago.

Corey is a 1977 graduate of Butler University where he serves as a member of the school's board of trustees.


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