Team Tools & Resources

A world where all patients with pancreatic cancer thrive starts with YOU! Your participation and fundraising keep PanCAN’s vital programs running so patients and their families don’t have to navigate this journey on their own. And we can’t do it without the leadership of Team Captains like you!

You're the force behind PurpleStride, so we created these tools and resources to help your team reach (and exceed) your goals. For general fundraising tips, check out our Fundraising Tools & Resources page.

For steps for how to create your PurpleStride team, bring back your team from last year, or change your registration from an individual to a Team Captain, please visit our FAQ page.


Register for free and access your PanCAN PurpleStride Dashboard today! Your Dashboard is your one-stop-shop for all your PurpleStride fundraising needs. Check out the Get Started section of our Fundraising Tools & Resources page for tips on setting up your own personal fundraising page, Facebook Fundraiser, etc. before building your team.

All set up and ready to build and coach your team? Use your PurpleStride Dashboard to take a few easy steps:

  • Set your team fundraising goal. We recommend a minimum goal of $200 per team member but encourage you to reach for the stars! Visit the Incentives & Deadlines page to learn how we recognize top teams!
  • Encourage your teammates to become Grand Club members. Striders who raise $1,000 or more become part of the PanCAN PurpleStride Grand Club and receive an exclusive gift! On average, teams with Grand Club members raise 10x more than teams without a Grand Club member.
  • Customize your team page with a photo and your story. Telling people why you started your team and why you’re taking steps against pancreatic cancer at PanCAN PurpleStride will make them more motivated to support you.
  • Ask your family, friends, coworkers and others to join your team. The more the merrier – and you'll raise more money to support life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients.
  • Use and share our fundraising tools. As the Team Captain, you should encourage the whole team to fundraise – and lead by example!

Your PurpleStride Dashboard (and the PurpleStride app) includes prewritten recruiting, coaching, fundraising and thank-you messages you can personalize and send to your family and friends. Reach out early and often using these tools!


As your team grows, make sure you are coaching and inspiring them! Send messages through your PurpleStride Dashboard to encourage your teammates to:

  • Set their goal
  • Update their personal page
  • Connect to Facebook Fundraiser
  • Download the PurpleStride app
  • Make a self-donation
  • Send fundraising messages
  • Aim for Grand Club
  • …and more!


Make sure to thank your team members and your donors for their support. You can give shout-outs anytime using your PurpleStride Dashboard or the PurpleStride app.


Before event day, remind team members to mail in or make any online donations to hit their personal goal or achieve Grand Club status, and check to see if your team has qualified for special fundraising benefits. Check our Incentives and Deadlines page for full details.

One of the best things about event day is seeing the sea of purple! Encourage your team to show their purple spirit with wigs, glasses, shoes, etc. Make sure everyone is snapping pictures of themselves and sharing on social media using #PanCANPurpleStride.



Looking for more information and ideas? Download our Team Captain Guide and follow the simple steps inside to get started.


Participants who send fundraising emails raise twice as much as those who don't! You can send emails easily from your PurpleStride Dashboard or the PurpleStride app. Just log in and select the type of message you want to send, whether it’s to build your team, coach your teammates, send fundraising messages to family & friends, or thank your donors. Make it personal by sharing why you're participating in PurpleStride.

Don’t limit yourself to these messages – turn every email into an opportunity! Log in to your PurpleStride Dashboard, click Send Fundraising Messages, then the Email Signature tab for instructions on how to add our email badge to your personal and work email accounts. Your badge will update recipients about your fundraising progress and inspire them to donate.


In addition to recognizing Striders who raise $1,000 or more with the PanCAN PurpleStride Grand Club, we have special recognition for the top individual fundraisers and top teams! Check out your local event Incentives & Deadlines page to learn more!