TBJ members carrying banner @ PurpleStride

PurpleStride Washington, DC

PurpleStride Washington, DC is back! PurpleStride is scheduled to take place back in Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

PanCAN is dedicated to supporting pancreatic cancer patients, their caregivers and families. PurpleStride is PanCAN's 5K walk/run fundraising event carried out in communities across the country.

Please register to join Team Big Jim, if you haven't already done so. It's easy and FREE, and our community needs you.

Please consider making a personal donation if you can afford to do so. Know that your donation funds PanCAN services and research to change patients' lives.

The event details webpage for PurpleStride Washington, DC will have the latest information about time, location, tshirts, etc.

TBJ group photo @ PurpleStride

About Us

Our mission is to both raise funding for research and also to help raise awareness of the current funding shortfall for Pancreatic Cancer research.

Team Big Jim is named in honor of Jim Edwards who lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on February 12, 2015. Jim's death led many of his family and friends to learn more about the disease.

Pancreatic cancer takes 90% of its victims within five years and kills more people than breast cancer in the US. The disease is the third leading cause of cancer-related death. More than 64,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease this year. That’s more than 150 mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, sisters, brothers, colleagues or friends who will hear the dreaded news every single day.

Those sobering statistics led to the realization that pancreatic cancer patients deserve better treatments and outcomes and they can't get them without a greater investment in research.

Team Big Jim has raised a combined total of over $148,201 for PurpleStride to help those impacted by pancreatic cancer. We need your help to keep the momentum moving forward. Please join us for a walk or support us with a donation.

TBJ pool party

Pool Party

To say "Thank You" to our team members, donors, and supporters we typically hold a pool party in Frederick, MD. The party will take place in June as a thank you to donors and team members. In previouis years, delicious Maryland crabs have been the highlight of the party. More details to follow.

Our Fundraisers

100% of the money generated through our fundraisers are submitted to the Team Big Jim PurpleStride team page as donations. You don't need to signed up to walk in PurpleStride to join us for one of the fundraisers. Just come out and join the fun.

SB squares

2024 - Super Bowl Squares Pool

The Super Bowl square fundraiser brought in a $1,250 donation to Team Big Jim!

Thank You for your support
March Madness

2024 - March Madness Fundraiser

The March Madness fundraiser brought in a $200 donation to Team Big Jim!

Thank You for your support
First Down Sports Bar & Grill

2024 - First Down Fundraiser

Information on our First Down Bar & Grill fundraiser coming soon!

Ledo Pizza

2024 - Ledo Pizza Fundraiser

Our annual Ledo Pizza fundraiser will be here before you know it.