Event Details



Santa Monica Pier - West Half Pier Parking Deck
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA


Find directions to the venue here.

Parking & Public Transit

Paid public parking is available along the beach ($7-18/day - no re-entry). Additional paid parking garages are located at 4th and Colorado, 2nd and Colorado.

For more information on public transportation including the Light Rail, Big Blue Bus, County Metro Transit, Shuttles and more please visit the Santa Monica Visitors Map at: https://issuu.com/lamcs/docs/smtt_visitormap_jan2022rev3

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 our pets 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!


Register for free and access your PanCAN PurpleStride Dashboard today! Your Dashboard is your one-stop-shop for all your PurpleStride fundraising needs. From creating your personal fundraising page, to connecting to Facebook Fundraiser, to pre-written messages you can send your family and friends, your PurpleStride Dashboard has you covered. Register for free today and kickstart your fundraising!

Everyone who registers and raises (or makes a self–donation of):

Can't make it to your local PanCAN PurpleStride? Register for PurpleStride USA and participate from wherever you are, and in any way you like!


Everyone who registers and raises or self-donates $50 or more by event day will receive the official PanCAN PurpleStride 2024 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. We are unable to ship T-shirts after the event.

All pancreatic cancer survivors who register for PurpleStride are eligible to receive a special survivor T-shirt with no fundraising minimum required.


Suzanne Marques

Suzanne Marques

Suzanne Marques is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and host of "The Lot," Fridays at 7 p.m. on the CBS News App and PlutoTV channel 405.

Watch the latest episode here: CBSLA.com/thelot

In 2021, first lady Dr. Jill Biden invited Suzanne to tour the Christmas decorations at the White House. With unprecedented access, Suzanne wrote an exclusive half-hour special "A White House Christmas with Suzanne Marques." The show featured a one-on-one interview with Jill Biden, Christmas traditions in the White House, a tour of the decorations, and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's historic restoration of the White House interiors.

During the pandemic, her series, "Caring During COVID," offered support for teens, parents, and frontline workers with Neurologist Dr. Rita Eichenstein. She also produced Grammy Week on KCAL News, featuring exclusive interviews with Grammy nominees.

Suzanne finds it rewarding to cover inspiring and informative stories. She highlighted the nonprofit Feel Good Inc., which helps youth aging out of foster care. Suzanne's research also revealed Dr. Martin Luther King's close ties to Southern California.

As a field anchor, memorable moments include the memorial service for Kobe Bryant at Staples Center and traveling to Atlanta with the Rams for Super Bowl LIII.

In 2006, Suzanne was an Atlanta reporter when she covered the funeral of Coretta Scott King and covered the investigation into Dr. Barton Corbin, which led to her first Emmy Award.

Suzanne has been with KCAL News since 2011. She was an Entertainment Correspondent for CBS Newspath and veteran entertainment reporter. For a decade, she covered the Academy Awards, Grammys and Golden Globes, in addition to movie premieres and film junkets.

It makes sense she covered Hollywood. She is a native Southern Californian and graduated from the University of Southern California.

She grew up in Downey and got her first taste of journalism as Editor in Chief of Rio San Gabriel Elementary School's newspaper. She has loved writing her entire life, and it's how she spends her free time when she's not watching Tiktok, streaming the latest shows, gardening, or going on adventures with her family.

Daryl Evans

Daryl Evans

In his 25th season as a club broadcaster, Daryl Evans is part of the club’s broadcast team as an analyst with Play-By-Play Announcer Nick Nickson and Jim Fox, with games simulcast on Bally Sports West and the LA Kings Audio Network (iHeartRadio).

A member of the Kings as a player from 1981-85, Evans scored one of the franchise’s most memorable goals in a game forever remembered as the “Miracle on Manchester.” Facing the heavily-favored Edmonton Oilers in the best-of-five first round of the 1982 playoffs, the Kings pulled off two huge upsets – one, in winning the series three games to two; and two, winning Game 3 of the series.

Down 5-0 in the third period of that game on April 10, 1982, the Kings steadily chipped away at Edmonton’s lead and tied the game with five seconds left in regulation. At 2:35 of the extra period, Evans, then a rookie, sent a shot over Grant Fuhr’s shoulder to seal an improbable end to an incredible game. Evans went on to lead the Kings in playoff scoring with 13 points (5-8=13) in 1982.

Evans from 2007-2022 he spearheaded a charitable giving program in which he has donated $100 for every Kings power play goal scored (for a total of $80,400) in both the regular season and playoffs. The proceeds the first three years went to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California while the proceeds from the other 11 seasons went to the American Heart Association (he is also on the Board of Directors with that group). Starting in 2019-20 the proceeds specifically benefitted Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and beginning in 2023-24, he donates $100 for each Kings power play goal to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

During the 1998-99 season, Evans worked alongside Nickson as a back-up commentator. Prior to his full-time radio role, Evans served as the Director of Premium Seating Sales for STAPLES Center, where he was responsible for sales of luxury suites, premier seats, and the premier club. Prior to taking the position at STAPLES Center, Evans managed at Martin Cadillac in West Los Angeles from 1992-99 where he reached Master Manager status seven straight years. Along with his role on the radio, Evans is active on a daily basis at the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo, formerly serving as the facility’s General Manager, and he has sat on the Board for the Kings Alumni Association.

Originally selected by the Kings in the ninth round (178th overall) of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, the left wing recorded 52 points (22-30=52) in 113 career NHL games with the Kings, Washington Capitals, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Also, in 11 career playoff games, Evans, 61 (1/12/61), registered 13 points (all 13 points came with the Kings during the 1982 playoffs).

In addition, Evans coached the UCLA Bruins club hockey team in the Pac-8 League for two seasons (1997-99). They won the Pac-8 Championship in 1998-99 and also went to the National Championships in Utah in 1999, where they were eliminated. Evans was also named the Pac-8 Coach of the Year both years. He currently is the President of the LA Lions and the Commissioner of the LA Kings High School Hockey League.

Evans from 1999-2023 worked with Nickson on the Kings radio broadcasts. During that time, he also worked as a TV Analyst (pre-game, post-game, and intermissions) for Kings games on Bally Sports West; contributed to Kings Production/LAKings.com; and served as a Kings power skating instructor for several years, beginning in 2007. During the 2020-21 campaign he called various Ontario Reign games from El Segundo.

In 2015 the Kings introduced a new Youth Hockey Service award, which is given annually to an active Kings player, after Evans. In 2018 he received the top Radio Color/Analyst award by the Southern California Sports Broadcasting group (he has also been a finalist for that award in previous years along with his co-hosting role on Kings Talk), and the local chapter of the American Heart Association honored Evans with their inaugural “KING OF HEARTS” award.

A native of Toronto, Daryl resides in Redondo Beach, and he has two children: DJ and Danielle.


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