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Who’s ready to join the walk to end pancreatic cancer? Chicagoans are! PurpleStride Chicago is back and bigger than ever, with more than 3,500 people expected to turn out on Saturday, April 29 at Soldier Field. Fox 32’s “Good Day Chicago” co-anchor Corey McPherrin will emcee.

Pancreatic cancer is the world’s toughest cancer, with a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent. It’s the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. What does all this mean? That urgent change is needed in order to save lives.

The 5K walk/run welcomes people of all ages and includes activities for kids, plus music, refreshments and a chance to mix and mingle with other people who have come together with one common goal—to give pancreatic cancer patients and their families a brighter future and ensure that one day, no other mother, daughter, father, son, sister, brother, colleague or friend has to face this disease.

You can be one of those who does something to change the statistics. Grab your family, friends and colleagues and head out for a morning filled with purple purpose, passion and soul.

Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer. Find a PurpleStride near you!