Pancreatic Cancer Action Network holds Virtual 5K on June 13

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UH Seidman Update | June 2020

By Jordan Winter, MD

As we try to process these challenging times, it is important that we all remember all of the people and causes that need our help. This one is near and dear to all of us - Pancreatic Cancer. This disease is still the most aggressive of the common cancers, with no effective new therapies for our patients beyond conventional chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. We are doing so much to try and change this at University Hospitals UH Seidman Cancer Center, and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. For the second year in a row, we are partnering with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as the Presenting Sponsor for Purple Stride so that we can accomplish even more, and doing it as one, with the Greater Cleveland community. Last year was brilliant – a beautiful day, with over 100 UH runners, and we raised more than $18,000 for pancreatic cancer research. It was a special bonding event for our team and so meaningful for our patients that joined us.

This year will be a bit different, but no less important. It will be virtual, with a virtual opening ceremony on June 13 featuring UH. Watch for more details on that.

We encourage you to join the UH effort to be the region’s leading voice against pancreatic cancer.

  1. Please visit and join through our team page.
  2. Share with friends and family. Every person who signs up, and every gift provided (no matter how small), helps our team profile and makes a statement to the community that we are here to support and lead. More important, it helps go towards research and finding a cure.
  3. Post the link on social media.
  4. Anyone who raises $25 will get a T-shirt.
  5. Now the big one: While we can’t run together, we can still do this together. Please get out there and train and get healthy. Tweet pictures of yourself training and wearing purple to #UHPurpleStrideStrong. Add our team link to your post as well.
  6. On Saturday, June 13, we all run/walk the 5K on our own wearing our T-shirts. Please make sure to share that event specifically on social media so we can share the day together, and with our patients

Thank you!!

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