Because your safety is our priority, fall is turning virtual, meaning you can participate any way you'd like, from anywhere.

We’re so grateful to everyone who is rallying behind our community during these challenging times — the need has never been greater. Your support is critical in the fight against pancreatic cancer, because this disease does not stop or slow down. And neither do we.

Participating in PurpleStride — virtually — means you can do anything, from anywhere. And your friends and family can join you from wherever they are! Do whatever activity makes you happy: biking, hiking, fishing, baking (and even polar plunging!). Personalize your PurpleStride in honor of those you love.

Please register (it's free!) and fundraise — when you do, patients get free, personalized information, services and resources that make a real difference in their lives.

Virtual PurpleStride Events Include:

    Spring 2021 PurpleStride Events Include:

    February 2021
    1. PurpleStride Central Florida
    2. PurpleStride Tampa Bay

    March 2021
    1. PurpleStride Austin
    2. PurpleStride Las Vegas
    3. PurpleStride Miami

    April 2021
    1. PurpleStride Alabama
    2. PurpleStride New York City
    3. PurpleStride Phoenix
    4. PurpleStride Pittsburgh
    5. PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham
    6. PurpleStride Virginia Beach

    May 2021
    1. PurpleStride Detroit
    2. PurpleStride Houston
    3. PurpleStride Kansas City
    4. PurpleStride Los Angeles
    5. PurpleStride Madison
    6. PurpleStride Rhode Island

    June 2021
    1. PurpleStride Chicago
    2. PurpleStride Cleveland
    3. PurpleStride Colorado
    4. PurpleStride Connecticut
    5. PurpleStride Delaware
    6. PurpleStride Milwaukee
    7. PurpleStride Northeastern PA
    8. PurpleStride Oklahoma
    9. PurpleStride Sioux Falls
    10. PurpleStride Utah
    11. PurpleStride Washington, D.C.

    Stick with Us in the Fight
    Pancreatic cancer affects thousands every day, and we need to continue to be here for them. If you have already registered for PurpleStride, thank you!

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

    Then, make a personal donation and consider creating a team. Rallying together and raising funds provides pancreatic cancer patients with life-changing programs and services.

    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 to ensure donations go directly to your page!
    2. On the day of your PurpleStride, honor the person you are striding for by doing one of their favorite activities. It could be hiking, biking, running, cooking, playing a game or watching a movie as a family.
    3. Share your photos and videos on social media and tag @PanCAN and use #PurpleStride so we can see and share how you are honoring your friends and family!
    4. Feel inspired knowing you are making a difference. Thank you for everything that you do for this cause!

    If you have additional questions, please contact us.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We are not rescheduling any in-person PurpleStride events that have gone virtual. Please do join us as a virtual participant and raise money for PanCAN online.

    All the money you've already raised will still go toward life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients. You can continue to fundraise online as a virtual participant. Check out these fundraising tips.

    Register as a Virtual PurpleStride participant! It's free, and you can raise 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 life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients.

    Your registration fee will automatically be converted into a donation to PanCAN, funding life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients, unless you specifically request a refund. If you would prefer a refund, please contact customer service for further details at events@pancan.org or call 877-272-6226, Mon Fri, 8 a.m. 5 p.m. PT.

    All participants who have raised $25 or more in donations (including any registration fees) will get an event T-shirt.

    Everyone who raises $25 or more in donations (including registration fees) will get a PurpleStride T-shirt.

    We will be in touch about 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 your shirt 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 off your PanCAN pride!

    Register as a Virtual PurpleStride participant! It's free!

    Then, make a $25 (or more) personal donation to jump-start your fundraising. The money you raise will go toward life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients.

    Every participant who raises $25 or more (including personal donations and 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. We recommend a fundraising goal of $200 per person. Here's where to start:

    1. Go to My Strider Central
    2. 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 for 2021 are scheduled to take place in-person as planned. Should anything change, we will provide updates via email to registered participants and on purplestride.org.

    Each community recognizes 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 in-person to 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 your area’s 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 to build awareness and fundraising (we recommend a fundraising goal of at least $200 per person). 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 who are taking that extra step now!

    If you raise $1,000 or more for PurpleStride 2020, you become part of our Grand Club community! You’ll receive an exclusive shirt as a token of our appreciation, as well as have “all access” to webinars, celebrations and local community events. Grand Club members are part of our most dedicated and loyal supporter community, and we are so grateful for their support!

    Thank you 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. You are a part of our most dedicated and loyal supporter community, and we thank you!