We can’t wait to see you at PanCAN PurpleStride Chicago with Premier Sponsor Lockton Companies, taking place on One Big Day, Saturday, April 29, 2023! We loved being back in person last year and want to make an even bigger impact this year – we need YOU to do that!
We’re bringing together pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters in your community for a memorable day, and we want you there. Walk around the event village, grab a snack, write on the tribute wall, take pictures with your family and friends in the photo area, and be inspired during the opening ceremony before you set off on the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer.
Saturday, April 29, 2023
1410 Special Olympics Dr.
Directions to be posted closer to the event.
Parking is at the Waldron Parking Deck. $25 per car. For information on public transit, visit: https://www.transitchicago.com/
Want to get familiar with the route before the event? We will post the route map as we get closer to the event.
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 PanCAN PurpleStride!
Registering will give you access to the PanCAN PurpleStride Dashboard, with prewritten messages you can personalize and send to friends and family. And you’ll get your own personal fundraising page, where supporters can learn why you’re participating and help you reach – and exceed! – your fundraising goal. Register for free today and kickstart your fundraising!
Everyone who registers and raises (or makes a personal donation of):
Can't make it to your local PanCAN PurpleStride? There's an event for everyone. Join PurpleStride USA to participate from anywhere!
Everyone who registers and raises or self-donates $50 or more by event day will receive the official PanCAN PurpleStride 2023 T-shirt, available for pick up at your event. We’ll do our best to ensure supply and preferred sizes, but T-shirts are subject to availability.
All pancreatic cancer survivors who register for PurpleStride are eligible to receive a special survivor T-shirt with no fundraising minimum required.
Thank you to Fox 32’s Good Day Chicago co-anchor Corey McPherrin for joining the fight against pancreatic cancer as event Emcee!
Corey McPherrin was born and raised in Chicago's South suburbs where he dreamed of one day becoming a sportscaster in his home town. Corey started his broadcasting career in Davenport, Iowa in 1977. He also worked as a sports broadcaster in Quincy, Illinois, New Orleans and Atlanta. While in Atlanta Corey received an Emmy in 1984 as "Outstanding News Performer" in the state of Georgia.
Before his return to Chicago, Corey served as the primary sportscaster at WABC-TV in New York for seven years (1984-91). During his time in New York, Corey also contributed to ABC Sports as a college football play-by-play announcer and reporter for the sports anthology show "Wide World of Sports." In 1991 Corey came home to Chicago when he assumed sports anchor duties at WBBM-TV.
In 1995, Corey moved to Fox Chicago, where today he co-anchors the morning news broadcast, "Good Day Chicago." Previously, Corey served as the sports anchor for "Fox Chicago News at Nine" and also co-hosted the Bears pre-game show "Fox Kickoff Sunday" and the Sunday night sports wrap-up show, "The Final Word." Corey's earned five Emmy awards during his 16 years at Fox Chicago.
Corey is a 1977 graduate of Butler University where he serves as a member of the school's board of trustees.
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