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PurpleStride raises money for pancreatic cancer

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Hundreds of people gathered at Warner Park on Sunday to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer.

People ran or walked around the park for PurpleStride, an event put on by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network which raises money for cancer research. The network hosts more than 50 PurpleStride events across the country.

"More and more people are finding out that this disease strikes anyone and can strike everyone," says Tammy Andries, Affiliate Coordinator for Madison's Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. "We need to know about the disease, we need to fight the disease, and we need to end the disease."

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The proceeds from Sunday's event are going toward personalized support for patients and research grants.

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