Event Details

EVENT SCHEDULE

LOCATION DETAILS

The Rock Sports Complex
7011 S. Ballpark Dr.
Franklin, WI 53132


Directions

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.

Parking

Free participant parking is available in the large lot just north of Franklin Field. VIP/Survivor parking is located in the small lot south of The Rock Snowpark. Overflow parking is available in the large lot west of Franklin Field. ROC ventures parking attendants will be onsite to help direct participants to parking areas.

Pets

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!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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

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T-SHIRTS

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 The Rock Sports Complex from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. or on Saturday, April 30 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.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Natalie Shepherd



Natalie Shepherd anchors the CBS 58 News at 5, 9, and 10 p.m. with Jessob Reisbeck. She is excited to return home to the Midwest after spending time in Tampa and Louisiana.

Natalie grew up in a small town outside of Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Kalamazoo College with a degree in English Literature, but didn’t know a career in journalism was in her future. After spending a short time working for an advertising agency in Chicago, Natalie decided to apply to Northwestern University’s graduate program, and the rest is history. She started her reporting career at WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan, where she covered state politics and Michigan State University. From there, it was on to WWMT-TV, where Natalie worked as the Battle Creek bureau chief. During her time there, Natalie was honored with a regional Emmy award for her story on a local football star, paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, and his struggle to walk again.

It wasn’t long before Natalie moved on to a warmer climate at WFLA-TV, in Tampa, Florida. While in Tampa, Natalie covered everything from tropical storms, to the Republican National Convention, Super Bowl XLIII, and the Tampa Bay Rays’ World Series run in 2008. It was also in Tampa that Natalie made the move to investigative journalism, working with WFLA’s 8 On Your Side Investigative team. She was also named anchor of the Midday newscast.

Natalie spent five years anchoring the evening newscasts at WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana — learning about Mardi Gras, Cajun and Creole cooking, and the wonderful culture in Southeast Louisiana.

When she’s not at work, Natalie enjoys cooking, reading, and checking out new restaurants. She’s also a certified barre instructor who loves to work out.

Moving to Milwaukee is an exciting adventure for Natalie, her husband, Robert, and their two cats, Amos and Fifi. Send Natalie an email at nshepherd@cbs58.com, or connect with her on Facebook and Twitter, @NewsNatalie.

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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 Milwaukee Affiliate and at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, we THANK YOU for making PurpleStride a special one.

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