Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The Walk&Run to End Pancreatic Cancer.
November 18, 2018 (Sunday)
Registration opens at 9:30 a.m
Opening ceremony at 10 a.m
Hibiya Park Fountain Square （Hibiya Park, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
① WALK 5K
② RUN 5K
③ RUN 10K
◎RUNNNING COURSE IS AROUND THE IMPERIAL PALACE (1 LOOP=5Km /2 LOOPS=10Km)
Includes participation certificate, PurpleStrideTokyo2018 T-shirt, water bottle
・Adult (junior high school students and up 3000yen
・Elementary school students 1000yen
・Children under 6 years old Free （＊no participation gifts)
(You can also make a donation to PANCAN Japan via this site)
・Group registration (coming soon)
■ 10K RUN AWARDS
* For 10K Run participants, the top three finishers (three men, three women) will receive a medal at the awards ceremony.
■SURVIVORS （Pancreatic Cancer Patients)
* Pancreatic cancer patients, or patients with pancreatic digestive tract neuroendocrine tumors can participate as "survivors."You do not have to walk or run.
Please join us in the area specially reserved for you (The Survivor Tent). Relax and enjoy live musical entertainment and chat with other survivors.
■ENTERTAINMENT & FOOD VENDORS
* Live music and dance entertainment will be provided after the walk/run.
* There will be several food vendors offering a variety of foods during the event. See below for more details.
・Kasumigaseki Station, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Chiyoda Line
・Hibiya Station, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line, Mita Line
Closest exits are A10 and A14.
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, as well as Japan, 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 2018. 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 one million people across the 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.
※Survivor Story - Michele Steel
In February 2016, Michele was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and was initially told that surgery was not possible. However, she refused to give up. She wanted to try the most innovative conversion surgery available for surgical resection of her tumor, so she opted for gemcitabine+nabPaclitaxel chemotherapy. After receiving that treatment for almost a year, her tumor shrank to the point where she was able to have the conversion surgery.
Please read Michele’s remarkable story below.