Thousands will walk to end pancreatic cancer, the world’s toughest cancer, at PurpleStride Kansas City on May 5, at Frank A. Theis Park. This community event is presented by Lockton Companies and is hosted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) Kansas City Affiliate.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. with a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent. In order to save lives and double survival by 2020, PanCAN urges the Kansas City community to join PurpleStride. Funds raised through the event support critical research, clinical initiatives and patient services, including Know Your Tumor, Precision PromiseSM, Clinical Trial Finder and the Patient Registry.

To register, donate or learn more about PurpleStride Kansas City, visit