David Robertson, closing pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, is on a mission to strike out pancreatic cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. – and he wants you to join him!

David and his wife, Erin Robertson, joined the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) in 2009 as volunteers. Six years later, Erin’s father, Rick Cronin, was diagnosed with the disease and passed away just nine months after diagnosis. He was 60 years old.

Now, David and Erin are doing everything on and off the field to eradicate the nation’s toughest cancer.The Robertson’s are rallying the community to take action by joining PanCAN by participating in a local PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer.

Each year, more than 80,000 people in cities across the United States participate in PurpleStride to raise critical funds to advance research, support patients and create hope. PanCAN’s PurpleStride and community events have contributed more than $87 million to the cause from 2008-2016.

Find out more about your local PurpleStride by visiting purplestride.org.

Join Erin Robertson at PurpleStride Chicago this Saturday at Soldier Field. Register on-site. For more information on PurpleStride Chicago visit purplestride.org/chicago.