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WNCN sponsors PurpleStride 5K in May

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will host its PurpleStride event in May. For the second straight year, WNCN is a proud sponsor of the 5K Run and Walk and 6 p.m. anchor Melanie Sanders will again serve as emcee. The event is May 17 at North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus.

[TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LOCAL PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK, CLICK HERE]

Registration will open at 8 a.m. on the day of the event, followed by opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and then run/walk beginning at 10 a.m. However, you can register online or mail it in. The mail-in registration deadline is Friday, May 9 and then online registration is Wednesday, May 14 at 11:59 p.m. Register prior to April 15 to guarantee your race t-shirt.

PurpleStride has already raised more than $36,000 as of Tuesday, March 25. Their goal is to raise $172,500. Last year’s event featured over 1,600 participants and collected over $141,000 for pancreatic cancer research and support.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

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