Event aims to raise over $600,000 to help improve outcomes for
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#PurpleStride–The Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network’s Los Angeles Affiliate invites all interested
to join PurpleStride Los Angeles, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, on
Saturday, May 6, at Exposition Park.
Los Angeles will be hosted by television personality and host on FOX
Business, Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery and will feature a performance by
Radio Disney star Calista Quinn.
Pancreatic cancer remains the nation’s deadliest major cancer with a
five-year survival rate of just nine
percent. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) has an urgent
mission to improve outcomes for patients currently battling the disease
and to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.
Each year, more than 80,000 people in cities across the U.S. participate
in PurpleStride. Funds raised through this signature event support the
organization’s key initiatives, including Precision
Your TumorSM and the Patient
Fleshman, JD, MBA, the President and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer
Action Network, lost her father to the disease in 1999 and has since
made it her passion to change the course of pancreatic cancer.
“The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network funds research and other critical
programs and services for patients and their families,” said Fleshman.
“PurpleStride provides the opportunity to raise funds that will support
these efforts, helping to change outcomes for patients facing the
disease today and those who will face it tomorrow.”
Confirmed attendees include “Better Call Saul” and “American Horror
Story” actress Liana Mendoza, TV host and sports broadcaster Lindsay
McCormick and New Orleans Saints linebacker James Anderson.
Los Angeles PurpleStride is supported by national presenting sponsor Celgene;
national gold sponsor AbbVie;
regional gold sponsor Halozyme,
Inc.; gold sponsors Cedars-Sinai
Naficy Pancreatic Foundation; and gold media sponsors CBS2/KCAL9
To register, donate or learn more about PurpleStride Los Angeles, please
For more on PurpleStride and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, watch
PSA and the organization’s
About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is accelerating the pace
of research progress for one of the world’s deadliest cancers. With an
urgent mission to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and
double survival by 2020, the organization, founded in 1999, executes a
bold and comprehensive strategy to Wage Hope through research, patient
services, advocacy and community engagement. The organization’s
visionary goals, world-class programs and services, extensive grassroots
network, patient-focused outcomes and advisory board of scientific and
medical leaders, provide the critical backdrop to help pancreatic cancer
patients today and create transformational change for all patients in