'Purple Stride' to raise pancreatic cancer awareness

'Purple Stride' event scheduled for Sept. 29


ROYAL OAK, Mich. – On Sunday, September 29th hundreds will gather at the Detroit Zoo to help raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.

The 'Purple Stride' event includes music, kids' activities and zoo admission. All of the money raised will benefit pancreatic cancer reseach.

About the Cause

It is estimated that more than 45,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and more than 38,000 will die from the disease. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, with a five-year survival rate of just 6%. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest relative survival rate of any major cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is the most under-funded, under-recognized and least-studied of all major cancer killers with only two percent of the National Cancer Institute's annual budget dedicated to pancreatic cancer research.

Your donations will help to change these dismal statistics by funding research grants, advocacy efforts, patient support, and awareness activities coordinated by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Event Information


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Event Schedule:

Registration Opens: 7:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies: 9:00 a.m.
Walk Begins: 9:30 a.m.


Detroit Zoo
8450 West 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

Parking: Parking is free. PurpleStride attendees may enter the Zoo parking lots beginning at 7:00 AM. Gate 0 located off of Woodward Avenue and Gate 1 located off of 10 Mile Road will be open.