Event Details



Cranes Roost Park
274 Cranes Roost Blvd.
Altamonte Springs, FL


Directions to be posted closer to the event.

Parking & Public Transit

Survivor/VIP Parking – Limited parking available for Survivors/VIPs, staff, and volunteers in the lot in front of 283 Cranes Roost Blvd. A parking pass will be provided and needed to access lot.

DO NOT PARK in the spaces in front of the 307 Cranes Roost Blvd. building.

General Parking – Available at the Altamonte Mall, which is opposite the Event Village on Festival Drive.

For information on public transit, visit: https://sunrail.com/

Route Map

Want to get familiar with the route before the event? Check out the route map 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

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):

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  • Participant Types
  • Registration Fee
  • Participant Type:   Participant
  • Registration Fee:   FREE
  • Participant Type:   Survivor
  • Registration Fee:   FREE
  • Participant Type:   Volunteer
  • Registration Fee:   FREE




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.


Julie Gargotta

Julie Gargotta is a news anchor at Spectrum News 13. After getting her Master of Journalism degree at her alma mater, Temple University in Philadelphia, she joined the station as a multimedia journalist more than eight years ago and has worked in various roles… until finding herself waking up at 2:30 am and co-anchoring several hours of morning news.

When she is not at the TV station, she is spending time doing dance or yoga, grabbing coffee with girlfriends, traveling with her husband and playing with her two pups. Julie also has a four-year-old, spirited daughter, Adriana, and this year had a son, Oliver.

Back in 2008, Julie’s mother, Rita, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She passed months later, but Julie says it changed her life forever. It instilled in her a passion to help educate others on the disease… and raise funds to end it. She is honored to emcee this year’s PurpleStride and hopes to spread awareness wherever she goes.


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