Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Saturday is PurpleStride Pittsburgh, the walk to end pancreatic cancer.

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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.

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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.

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KDKA is proud to help sponsor PurpleStride Pittsburgh, the walk to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Click here for more.