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PurpleStride Strives To End Pancreatic Cancer

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Pancreatic cancer is not the most proliferative cancer, but it is the most deadly.  Ranking as the 9th most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and the 11th most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, pancreatic cancer accounts for only 2% of newly diagnosed cases of cancer yearly. It also accounts for 5% of all cancer deaths, and 73% of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will succumb to the disease. Worst of all, both the numbers of diagnoses and the death rate are projected to increase exponentially in the coming years. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is dedicated to thwarting these projections and making significant advancements in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Their upcoming annual walk, PurpleStride, is an opportunity for you to support those who have lost a loved one or have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

PurpleStride takes place on November 22nd, during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. This 5K run and family friendly walk strives to raise local awareness, funds and patient advocacy through this community event. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network raised nearly $105 million in 2012 via events and advocacy like the PurpleStride. These funds support research, patient services and community outreach to make great strides in the search for a cure.

Dr. Zakari of the Cancer Institute of Florida will be participating in PurpleStride Central Florida at Lake Baldwin Park on November 22nd.  Join us for the walk and in the fight to end pancreatic cancer by registering or donating today