UNC Lineberger team helps make Pancreatic Cancer Purple Stride 5K a success

UNC's Running RAScals participated in this year’s PanCAN #PurpleStride run on Saturday, April 29. The team, organized by Kirsten Bryant, PhD, consisted of 76 members and raised over $13,000 to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

UNC Lineberger team helps make Pancreatic Cancer Purple Stride 5K a success click to enlarge UNC's Running RAScals at the 2017 PanCAN #PurpleStride run

The Running RAScals, comprised of members of the Der Lab at UNC Lineberger, participated in this year’s PanCAN #PurpleStride run on Saturday, April 29. The 5K run raises money to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  The team came in second place for overall fundraising with their $13,000 contribution. 

"For me, PurpleStride is quite personal, it's a day for me to remember my dad and celebrate the progress that we are making toward treating pancreatic cancer. It's inspiring to see our local survivors and be reminded of why we do what we do, for them," says Kirsten Bryant, PhD, and team organizer. 

For more information on the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network visit their official website