Each year that Team Ian has participated in the Pan Can Purple Stride 5k has had a very different vibe. In 2016, we came together as a massive unit to show our recently diagnosed friend, Ian, the force that was behind him supporting him as he began his fight with pancreatic cancer. In 2017, we celebrated our friend as he walked the 5k, pushing his 2 year old’s stroller the entire way, cheering him as he proudly crossed the finish line.
This year we come together to fight together, in his honor, remembering a man who was a friend, a father, a husband, a colleague and an all around good human. He had a way with words unlike anyone you will ever meet and his appreciation for good food and fun-loving humor was immediately noticeable. While he may have lost the pancreatic cancer battle, he will remain with all of us forever.
Join us as we walk for Ian. Just click the blue-grey "Join Team" button below and help us come together as believers in Ian’s honor.
If you would like to support one of our team members by making a donation to their page, click their name on the list below and then click "Donate" on the right-hand side of their page. BUT, even better, to make a general donation to our team (not to any particular team member), click "Donate" at the top right-hand side of this page!
Under his ironical exterior, Ian is a man full of goodwill, humor, Sichuan and oysters, with an endearing charm and the uncanny ability to speak eloquently on any subject. Join us as together we walk in memory of our beloved friend, Ian.