Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., turned purple on April 14 when more than 2,000 individuals came together to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer. PurpleStride New York City raised over $535,000 – with funds still rolling in – to support vital patient services and research for the cause.
“Good Morning America” weekend anchor and PanCAN Influencer of Hope Ron Claiborne emceed the walk to end pancreatic cancer and supported his friend and six-year survivor Camille Moses. During Sunday’s edition of the show, Claiborne gave a brief recap of the event mentioning how Moses joined approximately 20 other survivors at the signature 5K event.
Influencer of Hope Erin Willett kicked off opening ceremonies with a performance of her newest single “Hope’s Alive” to the purple crowd. The song, which serves as an anthem for everyone fighting the disease, is available for download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and Tidal. One hundred percent of the proceeds – up to $1 million – will be donated to PanCAN through December 31, 2018.
Radio City Rockette and Influencer of Hope Jacie Scott also attended the event with her team “Declare Hope” to bring more attention and funding to fighting the disease.
Chair of #PrecisionPromise steering committee, @nyulangone’s Diane Simeone, MD, with Influencer of Hope @erin_willett at @PanCANNewYork #PurpleStride -- both making an incredible impact on the fight to double survival by 2020 in their own ways! https://t.co/RTYjw2IVBi #WageHope pic.twitter.com/IGSyHYDIxw
— PanCAN (@PanCAN) April 14, 2018
— Ronald Claiborne (@RonEClaiborne) April 14, 2018
— Jacie Scott (@JacieVScott) April 14, 2018