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Pancreatic cancer survivors share importance of PurpleStride event

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Courtesy: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Courtesy: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Courtesy: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Courtesy: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

MADISON (WKOW) -- More than 1500 people are expected to take part in the PurpleStride 2013 run and walk to raise awareness and money for pancreatic cancer.

"PurpleStride Madison is meant as a day of hope and inspiration for people who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as well as a tribute to those who have passed away from this terrible disease," said Diane Jensen, Event Coordinator for PurpleStride, who has lost five family members to this disease.

The event will be on Sunday, April 28 at Warner Park at 1625 Northport Drive. Participants can choose from a 2-mile walk or 5K run. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the event starts at 9:00 a.m.

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States and the third leading cause of cancer death in Wisconsin.

Two pancreatic cancer survivors joins Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend to talk about their experience with the disease and how you can get involved.

Click here for more information or watch the video above.

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