CLEVELAND, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More patients will die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer this year, moving pancreatic cancer from the fourth to the third-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.
To change the course of this disease, the Cleveland Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is inviting the community to attend PurpleStride Cleveland presented by Strategic Real Estate Coach, "A Cantwell Company." The volunteer-led community celebration taking place on Sat., June 11 through Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will raise much needed awareness and funds to support the mission of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to advance research, support patients and create hope.
To register and to learn more visit www.purplestride.org/cleveland.
"PurpleStride is our celebration of hope in the Cleveland community," stated Danielle Hanula, Media Relations Chair for the Cleveland Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. "We aren't standing on the sidelines anymore. We are raising our voices for our families, friends and neighbors who have been touched by pancreatic cancer and doing our part to stop this terrible disease!"
The family-friendly 5K awareness walk/run and 1 mile walk will include:
- Registration at 7 a.m., 5K begins at 8 a.m., and opening ceremonies and 1 mile run/walk immediately follow
- PurpleStride registration includes admission to the Zoo & Rainforest
- Kid-friendly activities and "purple play zone"
- Opening ceremony featuring live entertainment
- Hosted by WEWS -TV, Channel 5 anchor, Frank Wiley
- Presenting Sponsor: Strategic Real Estate Coach, "A Cantwell Company"
- Gold Sponsor: Capital Advisors, LTD., Cleveland Clinic
- National Presenting Sponsor: Celgene
- National Silver Sponsor: AbbVie
The American Cancer Society reports an estimated 53,070 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and approximately 41,780 will die from the disease this year. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is working to double survival by 2020 by continuing to directly fund research, advocate for increased funding and resources from the national government, raise awareness through community outreach, and provide excellent patient services and support for novel initiatives like Clinical Trial Finder, Know Your TumorSM personalized medicine service and the Patient Registry.
Learn more about how you can support your local Cleveland Affiliate and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by visiting www.pancan.org. Click to view this year's PurpleStride PSA and organizational PSA.
About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase survival for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative — The Vision of Progress: Double Pancreatic Cancer Survival by 2020. To continue to accelerate progress, a goal to raise $200 million by 2020 is also in place. Together, we can Wage Hope and rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer.
Members of the media are invited to attend the event, interview and photograph participants, volunteers and special guests. Please contact Kylee Burkholder at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further press instructions.
Public Relations Associate
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
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Media Relations Chair
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Cleveland Affiliate
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SOURCE Pancreatic Cancer Action Network