We can’t wait to see you at PanCAN PurpleStride Rhode Island 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
Goddard Memorial Park
1095 Ives Rd
Warwick, RI 02818
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.
Free participant parking is available in the fields to the north of the Event Village. Park Rangers will be onsite to help direct participants to the parking areas.
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 Friday, April 29 at Goddard Memorial Park from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or on Saturday, April 30 at the T‑shirt Tent in the event village. Please RSVP here to pick up your T-shirt prior to event day.
All pancreatic cancer survivors who register for PurpleStride are eligible to receive a special survivor T-shirt and no fundraising minimum is required.
Mike Montecalvo is an awarding-winning journalist who co-anchors the 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WPRI 12 and 10 p.m. news on FOX Providence.
A Woonsocket native, Mike is a graduate of La Salle Academy and Rhode Island College. He has been a broadcast journalist in the Rhode Island and Connecticut markets since 1981.
A multiple Emmy-nominated anchor and reporter, Mike has received more than 40 Community Service and Associated Press Awards. The various awards include the Charles B. Willard Award for professional achievement and the Communications Department Honor Roll Inductee at Rhode Island College, The Lumen Gentium Award for Communications from The Diocese of Providence, The RI Community Food Bank Leadership Award, The Alzheimer’s Media Award, Meeting Street’s Unsung Heroes Award and its “Walter Cryan Award.” Mike is also proud to be part of the Prevent Child Abuse RI organization that under Brendan’s Law helped make Shaken Baby Syndrome a form of child abuse in the first-degree.
In 2015, Mike was inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame. The following year, Mike was inducted into the La Salle Academy Hall of Fame. In 2018, Mike was honored as Person of the Year by Accessible RI and the MS Dream Center for his commitment to the Rhode Island Community. He was also recognized in 2019 by the Narragansett Council Boy Scouts of America with the North Star Award for his work with Scouting For Food. Also in 2019, Mike was also inducted into the Special Olympics Rhode Island Hall of Fame.
Mike has helped raise millions of dollars for local charities, including The Alzheimer’s Association of Rhode Island, The ALS Association Rhode Island Chapter, The RI Community Food Bank, Special Olympics of Rhode Island, Meeting Street, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of The Ocean State, The Diabetes Foundation of Rhode Island, MS Society and more. Mike has also made hundreds of school visits and speaking engagements over the years.
Mike was a longtime parishioner at Saint Anthony Church in Woonsocket, serving on the Finance Board, as a Lector, CCD Teacher, Chair of the St. Joseph Feast Dinner Dance, and director of the CYO; he was instrumental in two major capital campaigns for the parish. Currently, Mike is a parishioner at St. Rocco Church in Johnston and is a member of the Holy Name Society and assisted in the Increased Giving Campaign. A member of numerous organizations, Mike belongs to The Italo-American Club of R.I., the Pannese Society of Rhode Island, the Greater Providence YMCA, and The United Commercial Travelers Association. He also served on the board of directors at Saint Rocco School in Johnston, Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island, The Diabetes Foundation of Rhode Island, The Futures Committee and The Strategic Plan Steering Committee at La Salle Academy.
Additionally, Mike has served as honorary chair for countless charity events.
As a member of the media, Mike has covered many big stories, including anchoring live from the Warwick Mall during the Historic Floods of 2010, Hurricanes Gloria and Bob, The 2014 Boston Marathon, local elections, the 2004 World Series, and the Patriots’ 2005 Super Bowl win in Jacksonville. He also reported live from Pope Benedict’s visit to New York in 2008 and Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia in 2015.
Mike has interviewed many famous celebrities and politicians, including President George W. Bush, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Orr, actor Kenneth Branagh, and singers Jon Bon Jovi and the late Sergio Franchi. Over his career, Mike has worked at various stations including 103.7 WRX, B101, 94 WHJY, WHJJ, WKRI, WINY, WWON and WNRI. He also worked at WJAR TV and Cox Communications Channel Three.
Mike is an instructor at Bryant University and is the technical advisor to the school’s radio station WJMF. He also taught at New England Institute of Technology.
Mike is married and has two daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, gardening and making homemade wine.
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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 Rhode Island Affiliate and at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, we THANK YOU for making PurpleStride a special one.
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