Pancreatic cancer survivor Camille Moses with friend and PanCAN Influencer of Hope Ron Claiborne of Good Morning America

Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., turned purple on April 14 when more than 2,000 individuals came together to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer. PurpleStride New York City raised over $535,000 – with funds still rolling in – to support vital patient services and research for the cause.

“Good Morning America” weekend anchor and PanCAN Influencer of Hope Ron Claiborne emceed the walk to end pancreatic cancer and supported his friend and six-year survivor Camille Moses. During Sunday’s edition of the show, Claiborne gave a brief recap of the event mentioning how Moses joined approximately 20 other survivors at the signature 5K event.

Influencer of Hope Erin Willett kicked off opening ceremonies with a performance of her newest single “Hope’s Alive” to the purple crowd. The song, which serves as an anthem for everyone fighting the disease, is available for download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MusicGoogle Play and Tidal. One hundred percent of the proceeds – up to $1 million –  will be donated to PanCAN through December 31, 2018.

Radio City Rockette and Influencer of Hope Jacie Scott also attended the event with her team “Declare Hope” to bring more attention and funding to fighting the disease.

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