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Louisville hosted walk to end pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) hosted PurpleStride Louisville, the walk to end...
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) hosted PurpleStride Louisville, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, on Saturday.(Source: PanCAN)
Updated: Aug. 5, 2019 at 8:05 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) hosted PurpleStride Louisville, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, on Saturday.

Emily Thompson, the community relationship manager for PanCAN, said they are currently 127 percent over their goal in Louisville. So far they have raised $193,000, while their goal was $150,000, Thompson said.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. with a five year survival rate of just nine percent, according to PanCAN.

Funds raised from the event support critical research, clinical initiatives and patient services, including Know Your Tumor®, Precision PromiseSM, Clinical Trial Finder and the Patient Registry according to PanCAN.

PurpleStride Louisville is one out of the 55 PurpleStride events across the country this year. Last year, the events raised nearly $13 million.

For more information on PanCAN head over to its website.

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