Event Details



Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
43 S Concourse Dr.
Philadelphia, PA 19131


Find directions to the venue here.

Route Map

Want to get familiar with the route before the event? Check out the route here. All routes will be family‑friendly and will have options for those who wish to take a shorter, lighter stroll.


Street parking is available west of Belmont Ave on Avenue of the Republic and on South Concourse Drive (between Belmont Avenue and The Mann Ctr). Shuttle buses stationed at Belmont and Concourse will bring participants to and from festival site.


We love animals just as much as you do! However, due to safety and liability reasons, pets are not allowed at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network events. Service animals are welcome.

Strollers and Wheelchairs

Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome at PurpleStride!


Register for free today and kickstart your fundraising! Raise or make a personal donation of $50 or more to get a PurpleStride T-shirt. Raise $1,000 or more to become a Grand Club member and get an exclusive gift.

  • Participant Types
  • Registration Fee
  • Participant Type:   Participant
  • Registration Fee:   FREE
  • Participant Type:   Survivor
  • Registration Fee:   FREE
  • Participant Type:   Volunteer
  • Registration Fee:   FREE




Everyone who registered and raised or made a personal donation of $50 or more by April 10 will receive a PanCAN PurpleStride T-shirt! Those who raised $50 by April 10 can pick up their T-shirts on event day at the T-Shirt Tent in the event village.

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


Brian Sheehan

Brian Sheehan is an Emmy award-winning, general assignment reporter for NBC10. You can watch his live reports weekdays and weekend evenings on NBC10.

“I am fascinated by the power of TV and its ability to connect people with the information they need to live their lives as a productive member of society,” he said. “More importantly, it’s the thread that connects us to our neighbors in the shared human experience.”

Brian joined NBC10 in late 2021 as a freelancer from WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pa., where he worked as a general assignment/investigative reporter and anchor. Prior to that, he was a multimedia journalist and host at WOLF-TV, the Fox affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa. Brian also spent time as an executive producer and host at The Daily Meal, and as a producer/anchor/reporter at WHSV in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

One of Brian’s most memorable moments as a reporter was in 2018 after the Eagles Super Bowl win. “I was working in Scranton at the time and came to Philly to cover the parade down Broad Street,” he said. “I’ve never seen the city so alive and it was hands down the best day of my career - and one of the top five days of my life. There were tears that day.”

Born and raised in Warrington, Bucks County, Pa., Brian graduated from Central Bucks High School South and later earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University.

When he is not on TV, Brian enjoys rooting for our Philly sports teams and spending time at his family’s shore home in Avalon, NJ. Brian is a passionate supporter of pancreatic cancer awareness. Having lost several family members to the disease, he has made it part of his public work to raise awareness about early detection in the hopes of one day finding a cure.


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We’re excited to have you join our national PanCAN PurpleStride movement by participating in your local community! From all of us in the Philadelphia Affiliate and at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, we THANK YOU for making PurpleStride a special one.

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