Downtown Washington, DC turned Purple for Pancreatic Cancer Research

I never appreciated the beauty of the color purple until I saw masses of purple T-Shirts and purple and white balloons in downtown Washington this past Saturday. The occasion was the Pancreatic Cancer Purple Stride 5k Walk & Festival. You can go to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or Shirley’s Angel Foundation to find out more about the event.

Meanwhile enjoy the beauty of purple. Lonnie Dawkins on Facebook

Purple balloons across Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC

Purple balloons  & US capitol in Washington, DC for Purple Stride 2011

Balloons form as S shape at Purple Stride 5k Walk

Walkers are ready to being Purple Stride 2011 in Washington, DC

Purple fashion with variations were seen everywhere

Walker signs Purple Stride In Honor In Memory Board 2011

Band playing for Purple Stride Walk Washington DC 2011.  A wode variety of selctions.

A sea of purple at the Purple Stride 5k Walk 2011

Support Shirley’s Angel Foundation at Pancreatic Cancer Purple Stride 5K Walk in Washington, DC

In an earlier post we talked about a local organization Shirley’s Angel Foundation (SAF) and the work that it is doing in the community.  See the earlier post.   SAF is the leading provider of research and education to decrease the incidence and mortality of Pancreatic Cancer in the African-American community.

This weekend SAF is participating in the PANCAN Purple Strides 5k Walk in Washington, DC.  The event takes place Saturday June 18 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Fee: Adult $30, Youth age 3-12 $10, Virtual Participant $35, Survivor Free

Purple Stride 5K Walk and festival

Join the team!  Even if it is too late to walk or you have other plans for Saturday, your donation can walk and help advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.  Click here for more info and to donate.

Team Page of Shirley’s Angel Foundation

Shirley's Angel Foundation for Pancreatic Cancel Research

Family working at Shirley's Angel Foundation at NBC 4 Health and Fitness Expo 2010

Shirley's family educating public at NBC 4 Health and Fitness Expro 2010

Shirley’s Angel Foundation website Visit SAF’s website to find out about other SAF events taking place in the community.