The PurpleStride Story


Since the first walk in 2008, PurpleStride has been the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s most powerful vehicle for fundraising and awareness. Each year, in more than 50 PurpleStride events across USA, survivors, families, researchers, caregivers and others touched by pancreatic cancer come together to rewrite the future of this deadly disease.

Together, we’ve raised more than $87 million for pancreatic cancer research and patient services through community events from 2008 to 2016. But the true impact of our work together is measured in progress, not dollars. Since 2008, we’ve achieved a 3% increase in pancreatic cancer survival and have inspired more than 1 million people across USA and Japan to take action in the fight against pancreatic cancer. With each PurpleStride we continue moving the needle for patients battling this devastating disease.


Purple ribbons don’t rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer. You do.


Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer.

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09:00  Registration, Welcome Kit, Change Tent, Cloak/Check Tent

10:00  Opening Ceremony, Survivor Ceremony, Tape Ceremny, Warm-Up

10:30  Runners Move to Imperial Palace、 Walk-start from Hibiya Park

12:00  Entertainment, Lunch cars

13:30   10K Award Ceremony




※Survivor Ceremony    Michele Steel

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 February 2016, she was diagnosed as Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and told that surgery was not possible. She wanted to have surgical resection of her tumor for better survival, so she opted for gemcitabine+nabPaclitaxel chemoteraphy. She received that treatment for almost a year and her tumor shrank to the point that she was able to have a most innovative conversion surgery. Please read her remarkable story below.


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November 5, 2017 (Sunday)   Registration 9am Opening ceremony at 10am


Hibiya Park  Water Fountain Square   (Hibiya Park, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)


・TokyoMetro Marunouchi Line, Chiyoda Line (Kasumigaseki Station)
・Tokyo MEtro Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line・(Hibiya Station)
・ToeiChikatetsu Mita Line (Hibiya Station)  『ExIT A10・A14』is the closest.



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Asei Machi  (Announcer)


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Takayuki Takemoto
1981 [Mr. CBS SonY - Audition 81] Grand Prize Winner, 23rd Record Awards New Recipe Award, and 1986 Olive Film Festival Best Newcomer Award. In the public sector, I am a Nagasaki City Tourism Ambassador, Nagasaki Kanboko Kingdom Goodwill Ambassador, Shimane Shimajima. At the PanCAN Japan charity event, I have attended the first end pancreatic cancer Purple Ribbon Walk 2011 (11th June 2011), Purple Ribbon Walk 2013 (November 03, 2013), PurpleStride Tokyo 2015 (November 01, 2015), PurpleStride Tokyo 2016 (November 13, 2016).

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● Kanagawa Yamato Awa Odori Promotion Association:  Yamato Triple joint union (Azuma Ren, Shinbashi Ren, Dragononoid Ren)



Photo provided: * Kanagawa Yamato Awa Odori Promotion Association

Kanagawa Yamato Awaodori began as an event in a local shopping area. This annual event which became the 41th year this year is being held with the participation of many consecutive participants from outside the city prefecture besides many local consultation. Please enjoy Awa Odori established as a summer tradition in Yamato City at Hibiya Park, the venue of Purple Stride Kanagawa Tokyo 2017. If you would like to dance with Awa Odori dancers, please join Purple STRIDE and experience Awa Odori.

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Pencil Bunch (Roryo Matsutani, Yuri Hirata, Kyoko Totoku, KIWA)
Gospel · chorus group with 4 people. Formed in 2002. Has a wide repertory from standard gospel to contemporary. Mainly live houses in Tokyo, such as Meguro Blues Alley Japan, perform live regularly. Also, in 2005 and 2007, we planned and produced gospel concerts with a total of 150 people by choir at the Kyrian Hall, and called on a topic. 2010 at Summer Sonic, co-star with Stevie Wonder. 2012 "Suma Marriage" CM appearance. Opening act appearance of 2013 musical "Mama I Want to Sing". Appearance of Orange Gospel Concert of Child Abuse Prevention Activity and Asian Gospel Festival. B League Arvalval Tokyo Halftime Show appearance etc. In addition to solo activities, each member is active in various fields such as gospel workshop, gospel quier's direction, voice trainer, back chorus, CM song, corporate event, school ceremony.

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●Leo and The Family

L.B.F. guided by Roryo Matsutani, Masquire with Jiyugaoka Gospel Choir, Meguro Gospel Choir gathered. 2014 voluntary concert 'Faith' was held. He has repeatedly appeared in large-scale projects such as Yokohama Gospel Festival, Christmas Gospel of Greetly Gospel Singers, Japan Mass Choir, Japan Gospel Music Festival, and Gospel Wonderland. She also appeared in the 2016 B League Half Time Show. On September 14th we have been active in a variety of activities, including holding voluntary concerts with guests from the United States at "Pencil Bunch with Leo and The Family".
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■ Application for participation * From 10th run (2 laps of the Imperial Palace) 1st place to 3rd place will receive a medal at the awards ceremony. For men and women, the top 3 people are eligible. 10K / 5K Imperial Palace Run, 5 K walk

urvivor Registration(Pancreatic Cancer Patients)
* Pancreatic cancer patients, patients with pancreatic digestive tract neuroendocrine tumors can participate as survivors. * On the same day, after a walk, relax and enjoy entertainment with other survivors at Survivor Tent .   * Survivor Tent offers American style hospitality. * Enjoy the event relaxing while mingling with other survivors.
■ For questions about the event,  contact PANCAN JAPAN via Email · このメールアドレスはスパムボットから保護されています。閲覧するにはJavaScriptを有効にする必要があります。
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