Annual PurpleStride Walk to raise funds to fight pancreatic cancer set for June 6

NOW: Annual PurpleStride Walk to raise funds to fight pancreatic cancer set for June 6

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Sunday, June 6, is the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's annual PurpleStride Walk. For the second year in a row, it will be a virtual event. 

The Corners of Brookfield has a digital billboard up for the event, perfect for taking selfies. 

Pancreatic cancer has just a 10-percent survival rate over five years. PurpleStride raises funds for treatment and early detection. 

There are two early detection blood tests in the works that look promising. 

"If people are detected at stage zero or stage one, their chance of survival goes up exponentially," said Steve Lipshetz, PanCan Milwaukee. 

CBS 58's Natalie Shepherd is the emcee of the opening ceremony, and then people will put on their purple and stride wherever they are. 

Five teams have already raised more than $5,000 a piece and donations are being accepted for another two months.

People participating in the event can post their pictures using the hashtags #psmke and #PurpleStride.

For more information, you can visit PanCan.org, PurpleStride.org/Milwaukee, or Facebook.com/groups/pancan.Milwaukee.


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