We are so grateful to everyone who has rallied behind our community during this unprecedented time. PanCAN is dedicated to supporting pancreatic cancer patients, their caregivers and families—your health and safety will always be our top priority. While we may all be staying at home, you can still participate in PurpleStride. It's easy to fundraise and make your event day even more personal by striding your way for the people you love.

Virtual PurpleStride Events Include:

    Stick with Us in This Fight!
    Pancreatic cancer continues to affect thousands every day, and we need to continue to be here for them. If you have already registered for PurpleStride, thank you! Please rally together and keep raising awareness. Pay tribute to a loved one in a way that is meaningful to you.

    If you haven't yet registered, please do. It's easy and free, and our community needs you.

    Please consider making a personal donation and creating a team. Know that YOUR donations fund our services and research to change patients' lives.

    Here's What to Do as a Virtual PurpleStride Participant:

    1. Fundraise online. Facebook is an easy, fast way to ask friends to support you. After you register, go to My Strider Central and start your Facebook fundraiser.
    2. On the day of your PurpleStride, honor the person you are striding for by doing one of their favorite activities such as cooking, playing a game or watching a movie as a family.
    3. Please share your photos on social media and tag @PanCAN and use #PurpleStride so we can see and share how you are honoring your friends and family!

    You make a difference. As we navigate the uncharted days and weeks ahead together, your unrelenting and unwavering support is inspiring and so deeply appreciated. Thank you for everything that you do every day.

    If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us.

    See below for a list of Frequently Asked Questions

    At this time, we are not planning to reschedule in-person PurpleStride events that have gone virtual. We look forward to hosting these events again in 2021. Please join us as a virtual participant and raise money for PanCAN online.

    All the money you've already raised will still go toward supporting PanCAN's urgent mission to improve patient outcomes. You can continue to fundraise online as a virtual participant. Check out these fundraising tips.

    Please register as a Virtual PurpleStride participant! There is no registration fee to do so. Raise awareness and critical funds for PanCAN online.

    Check out these fundraising tips.

    You may also donate to a participant or team, or make a general donation to PurpleStride. To make a general donation, select an event, click the donate button and select Make a General Donation.

    Thank you for being a fundraiser! Your support is needed now more than ever. The money you raised will still go toward supporting PanCAN's urgent mission to improve outcomes for those facing pancreatic cancer.

    Your registration fee will automatically be converted into a donation to PanCAN, supporting our urgent mission to improve outcomes for those facing pancreatic cancer, unless you specifically request a refund.

    All participants who have raised $25 or more in donations (including any registration fees) will still be eligible to receive an event T-shirt. If you would prefer a refund, please contact customer service for further details at or call 877-272-6226, Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. PT.

    All participants, including virtual participants who raise $25 or more in donations (including registration fees) will receive a PurpleStride T-shirt.

    In the coming months, you will be hearing from us on how you can get your shirt. At this time, your T-shirt will not be mailed to you, and we will not be hosting packet pick-up BUT you will receive one for this year's event. In the meantime, we encourage you to pull out all those past years' shirts or any other purple to show your PanCAN pride!

    Register as a Virtual PurpleStride participant! There is no registration fee to do so.

    For those of you who can, please consider making a $25 (or more) personal donation to jumpstart your fundraising! Know that we use donations to change patients' lives. Every participant who raises $25 or more (personal donation, money raised through family, friends and colleagues) will be eligible to receive a PanCAN PurpleStride T-shirt.

    Yes! Your support is needed now more than ever. Here are some ways you can fundraise:

    1. Go to My Strider Central to begin your fundraising.
    2. Continue to fundraise online (Facebook is an easy way to do this).
    3. Make a personal donation and ask five of your friends to support you by sending them an email. For more fundraising tips, visit your event's website and click on Fundraising & Teams > Virtual Fundraising Tips & Tools in the site navigation menu.

    As of today, PurpleStride events slated after July are scheduled to take place as planned. We will be continually evaluating this as new updates about the coronavirus are released in the coming weeks. Should anything change, we will provide updates via e-mail to registered participants and on

    Each community will be recognizing their survivors in their own unique and special way. We know that PurpleStride is a celebration that brings survivors together and offers a place of hope. We will encourage local Affiliate volunteers to bring survivors together and celebrate once it is safe to do so.

    Great! Please share your ideas on your social media using the hashtag #PurpleStride and tag @PanCAN so we can repost your content! Get creative, but be sure to stay within health and safety guidelines.

    Thank you for being a Team Captain! We encourage you to rally your team to continue to participate virtually, raising money for PanCAN online. Celebrate your fundraising success and share your "why" for supporting PanCAN.

    A team captain rallies friends, family and colleagues around PanCAN's cause and mission! Most teams strive to have 10-15 members and outreach to others is the first step! A goal for team captains is awareness and fundraising. Hold a “Virtual team kick off - a coffee break or a Happy Hour to share what PanCAN is doing to support the pancreatic cancer community during these tough times! For those who can donate or fundraise, make it fun and recognize those that are taking that extra step now!

    Thanks for raising your hand to go the extra mile in supporting patients and their families! If you achieve a fundraising level of $1,000 or more, you become part of our Grand Club community! Not only are you recognized for your impact with a special and very cool shirt, you’ll also have “ALL access” to webinars, celebrations, and local community events. You are a part of our most dedicated and loyal supporter community.

    Thanks for raising $1,000 or more for PanCAN! We appreciate your support! Please request your Grand Club shirt via My Strider Central, and your shirt will be shipped to you within 2-3 weeks following the request.