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PurpleStride DFW sets million-dollar stakes at high-profile kickoff

PurpleStride DFW sets million-dollar stakes at high-profile kickoff

Rick Carlisle, Donna Carlisle, Purple Stride kick off
Rick Carlisle, Donna Carlisle Photo by Bruno
Trip Pomeroy, Cindy Birne, Toni Washingon, Suzanne Mitchell, Faye Briggs, Jolina Mitchell, Pam Acosta Marquardy, Chris Trowbridge, purple stride kick off
Trip Pomeroy, Cindy Birne, Toni Washingon, Suzanne Mitchell, Faye Briggs, Jolina Mitchell, Pam Acosta Marquardy, Chris Trowbridge Photo by Bruno
Diane Livingston, Brian Livingston, Brittany Livingston, Purple Stride kick off
Diane Livingston, Brian Livingston, Brittany Livingston Photo by Bruno
Janie Hodges, Dave Hodges, purple stride kick off party
Janie Hodges, Dave Hodges Photo by Bruno
Kim Ludwig, Pam Klein, Luann Boggs, Purple Stride kick off
Kim Ludwig, Pam Klein, Luann Boggs Photo by Bruno
Mary Jo Jennings, Dee Jennings, Purple stride kick off
Mary Jo Jennings, Dee Jennings Photo by Bruno
Morgan Buckley, Peter Welch, Purple Stride kickoff
Morgan Buckley, Peter Welch Photo by Bruno
Rachel Trowbridge, Brittany Livingston, Cindy Birne, Purple Stride Kick off
Rachel Trowbridge, Brittany Livingston, Cindy Birne Photo by Bruno
Taylor Ferguson, Delane Newell, Dawn Ferguson, Purple Stride Kick off Party
Taylor Ferguson, Delane Newell, Dawn Ferguson Photo by Bruno
Faye Briggs, Dr. Anirban Maitra, Purple Stride Kick off party
Faye Briggs, Dr. Anirban Maitra Photo by Bruno
Rick Carlisle, Donna Carlisle, Purple Stride kick off
Trip Pomeroy, Cindy Birne, Toni Washingon, Suzanne Mitchell, Faye Briggs, Jolina Mitchell, Pam Acosta Marquardy, Chris Trowbridge, purple stride kick off
Diane Livingston, Brian Livingston, Brittany Livingston, Purple Stride kick off
Janie Hodges, Dave Hodges, purple stride kick off party
Kim Ludwig, Pam Klein, Luann Boggs, Purple Stride kick off
Mary Jo Jennings, Dee Jennings, Purple stride kick off
Morgan Buckley, Peter Welch, Purple Stride kickoff
Rachel Trowbridge, Brittany Livingston, Cindy Birne, Purple Stride Kick off
Taylor Ferguson, Delane Newell, Dawn Ferguson, Purple Stride Kick off Party
Faye Briggs, Dr. Anirban Maitra, Purple Stride Kick off party

The always-generous Faye Briggs welcomed supporters into her home to kick off fundraising efforts for PurpleStride DFW 2014, a 5K timed run and awareness walk that benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Once the crowd gathered, event chair Chris Trowbridge had some big news to share: The fundraising stakes have been raised to $1 million. That money helps ensure a higher survival rate among pancreatic cancer patients.

Following his opening remarks, several guests — including Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle; Suzanne Mitchell, former director of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders; and Anirban Maitra, M.D., a doctor at MD Anderson Cancer Center and chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s scientific advisory board — gave heartfelt speeches about how pancreatic cancer has touched their lives.

PurpleStride DFW is set for November 8 at Klyde Warren Park. You can register to participate online.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a national organization that creates hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with this devastating disease.