‘PurpleStride’ walk scheduled this weekend

By: Mark Vest | Metro | Published April 26, 2023

 ‘PurpleStride’ walk scheduled this weekend

‘PurpleStride’ walk scheduled this weekend


DETROIT — According to a press release,  the Barbara Ann Karmonos Cancer Institute is partnering with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to end pancreatic cancer.

On Saturday, April 29, PurpleStride, the “ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer,” is scheduled to take place at Milliken State Park, located at 1900 Atwater St. in Detroit.

The opening ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., with the walk set to begin at 10 a.m.

The event is scheduled to conclude at noon.

PurpleStride is a national movement that funds life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families, the release states.

PurpleStride Michigan is one of 60 events scheduled to take place across the country April 29.

“City-by-city, thousands of supporters will walk the nation in solidarity to raise national awareness and much-needed funds for pancreatic cancer,” the release states.

PurpleStride Michigan’s goal is to raise $381,000.

PurpleStride is the No.1 way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer, according to the organization.

The funds help provide pancreatic cancer patients and their families with free, personalized information and resources through PanCAN Patient Services, according to the release.

“Karmanos researchers are working tirelessly to find better treatments for pancreatic cancer, including many clinical trials that are currently available for patients,” the release states. “At Karmanos, pancreatic cancer patients receive treatment from fellowship-trained oncologists who are experts in treating their specific cancer.”

To register for free, donate or learn more about PurpleStride Michigan, visit purplestride.org/Michigan.