We can’t wait to see you at PanCAN PurpleStride Pittsburgh 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
SouthSide Works + Heritage Trail
2812 Tunnel Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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.
Ingot Garage (across the street from event site), Hot Metal Garage, Ladle Garage and Furnace Garage - all within walking distance of the event site - offer $4.00 weekend parking.
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.
Kristine Sorensen joined KDKA-TV as a reporter/anchor in April 2003. She anchors KDKA-TV News at 5 p.m., as well as special reports and Kidsburgh stories, in partnership with Kidsburgh.org, featuring the positive things in our community for kids and families. Kristine also hosted “Pittsburgh Today Live” for 11 years on KDKA.
Kristine came to KDKA-TV after working as a reporter/anchor in Dallas, Texas. She earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government with a minor in dance from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She received a graduate marketing certificate from Southern Methodist University and has taught at Point Park University as an adjunct professor.
Kristine won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Features Reporter for Human Interest Stories for her Kidsburgh reports, including a story on a colorful crossing guard, children in “A Musical Christmas Carol” and a boy with Autism who learned to speak through the help of a special iPad speaking device. That story went viral online and has been seen by more than 2 million people. Kristine has also won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting and an AP Award for hosting Pittsburgh Today Live which won best news talk show.
Kristine enjoys reading, playing tennis, gardening and enjoying Pittsburgh’s cultural institutions. She has studied dance since she was a child and performed with dance companies for 10 years. In 2013, she performed a solo with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet company’s performance at the Byham Theater.
Kristine volunteers in many ways in the community. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for 10 years and has written about dance for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She is an active supporter of the March of Dimes, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Jefferson Awards Foundation. Kristine is married to KDKA Radio host Marty Griffin. They have two daughters, Sophia and Chloe, and a son, Vincent.
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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 Pittsburgh Affiliate and at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, we THANK YOU for making PurpleStride a special one.
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