We can’t wait to see you at PanCAN PurpleStride New York City on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
PanCAN PurpleStride is almost here and we’re making this year our biggest yet. We’re bringing together pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters in your community for a memorable day, and we want you there! Take a walk around the event village before our opening ceremony – write on the tribute wall, take pictures with your team in the photo area, and even grab a snack. Then, be inspired during the opening ceremony before you set off to take steps to end pancreatic cancer.
Join us at the ultimate event to end pancreatic cancer. Your participation and fundraising make all the difference.
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Seaport District NYC
89 South St.
New York, NY 10038
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.
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 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.
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.
Christina Helena is a speaker, writer/performer, and founder of My Scar is Sexy, based in New York City. She is redefining and modernizing the stigma behind trauma and pain with one simple thought: Your scar is the sexiest thing about you. At nineteen years old, she became one of the youngest Pancreatic Cancer survivors in the world, and four months later she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from Marymount Manhattan College.
Christina knows the physical and emotional toll that our scars have on our self-worth and ability to love ourselves. Given six months to live Christina asked herself: “What do you want more, your potential or to run away from the pain?” What does it take to not become the imprint of what happened? Against all odds, she trusted her intuition when she was nineteen years old. It saved her life.
Christina trained at LAMDA, The London Academy of Music & Drama where she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Classical Performance. A couple of years later, she studied philosophy and theology at the University of Philosophical Research earning a Master of Science in Consciousness Studies. She offers a refreshing and captivating take on the soul, trauma, mental health, and consciousness from a philosophical perspective.
Her experience and studies of consciousness and classical performance birthed SCAR, an autobiographical solo show currently in development for an off-Broadway production, to be directed by the award-winning director Larry Moss. SCAR is about the cycle of violence and the choice each individual has to become the reflection of their trauma or the choice to discover the Self. Forty-characters. One woman. One stage.
Most recently, Christina’s talk, “My SCAR is Sexy” from the Momentum Conference was featured on Goalcast where it received 10 million views. Her TEDx talk, “Dear Unresolved Soul, It’s Not Death You Fear, It’s Life,” is about facing mortality and how death is the greatest catalyst to discovering the authentic self.
As a highly sought-after speaker on mental health, overcoming adversity, identity, resilience, and personal development she is helping others reprogram their thoughts and identity that have been shaped by trauma. My Scar is Sexy is about ownership of our experiences, trauma, and stories without shame. Her talks are filled with raw authenticity, truth, and passion. Her blog, My SCAR is Sexy is a bi-weekly reminder that we are human.
For more information visit www.christinahelena.com.
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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 New York City Affiliate and at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, we THANK YOU for making PurpleStride a special one.
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