By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Saturday is PurpleStride Pittsburgh, the walk to end pancreatic cancer.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 142 New Cases, No Additional Deaths
Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Hundreds of Pittsburghers will walk to raise awareness and money for research for better detection and a cure.
In the past, supporters walked as a big group, but this year, people will walk in their neighborhoods or with their families instead.READ MORE: City Releases Farmers Market Schedule For Spring, Summer And Fall
One of those people is Nikki Williams, whose father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year and a half ago and is still thriving at age 77.
“The reason I feel so passionately about pancreatic cancer and advocating for it is, from the beginning, we refused to talk internet statistics. We refused to talk length of life statistics because I don’t believe any of us knows,” said Williams.MORE NEWS: Sinkhole Shuts Down Busy Bellevue Intersection, Crews Working On Repairs
KDKA is proud to help sponsor PurpleStride Pittsburgh, the walk to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Click here for more.