PurpleStride New Jersey 5K Will Bring 2,500 People to Parsippany to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

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PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — More patients die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer, making pancreatic cancer the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Additionally, only 9% of patients live five years. To change the course of this disease, the New Jersey Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is inviting the community to attend PurpleStride New Jersey: The Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer.

The event takes place during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month on Sunday, November 12 at the Mack Cali Corporate Complex, One Campus Drive, days before World Pancreatic Cancer Day on November 16. PurpleStride 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 click here.

“We’re saving lives at PurpleStride New Jersey,” stated Sandi Field Affiliate Chair of the New Jersey Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. “Every stride we make directly impacts the course of this disease. Our community needs this uplifting celebration of hope that unites families affected by the deadliest cancer. It’s time to take action against pancreatic cancer and make vigorous steps to double survival by 2020!”

The family-friendly 5K timed awareness walk/run will include:

• Registration at 7:30 a.m., event begins at 9:00 a.m.

• Kid-friendly activities and “purple play zone”

• Opening ceremony featuring live entertainment

• Gold Sponsor: Ipsen Group

• National Presenting Sponsor: Celgene

• National Silver Sponsor: AbbVie

The American Cancer Society reports an estimated 53,670 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and approximately 43,090 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 New Jersey Affiliate and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by clicking here.