We can’t wait to see you at PanCAN PurpleStride Philadelphia with Premier Sponsor Penn Medicine, 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
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park (final permit pending)
43 S Concourse St.
Directions to be posted closer to the event.
Participant parking is available on a first come, first served basis along the 4000 block of S. Concourse Avenue and Avenue of the Republic, west of Belmont Avenue.
Shuttle buses will be running on a loop to transport riders to the Event Village. Pick up the shuttles at Belmont Ave and S. Concourse Ave.
For information on public transit, visit: https://iseptaphilly.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.
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Brian joined NBC10 in late 2021 as a freelancer from WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pa., where he worked as a general assignment/investigative reporter and anchor. Prior to that, he was a multimedia journalist and host at WOLF-TV, the Fox affiliate in WilkesBarre/Scranton, Pa. Brian also spent time as an executive producer and host at The Daily Meal, and as a producer/anchor/reporter at WHSV in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
One of Brian’s most memorable moments as a reporter was in 2018 after the Eagles Super Bowl win. “I was working in Scranton at the time and came to Philly to cover the parade down Broad Street,” he said. “I’ve never seen the city so alive and it was hands down the best day of my career - and one of the top five days of my life. There were tears that day.”
Born and raised in Warrington, Bucks County, Pa., Brian graduated from Central Bucks High School South and later earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University.
When he is not on TV, Brian enjoys rooting for our Philly sports teams and spending time at his family’s shore home in Avalon, NJ. Brian is a passionate supporter of pancreatic cancer awareness. Having lost several family members to the disease, he has made it part of his public work to raise awareness about early detection in the hopes of one day finding a cure.
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