TBJ members carrying banner @ PurpleStride

PurpleStride Washington, DC

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, PurpleStride Washington, DC this year was a VIRTUAL event held on June 13, 2020.

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. Although this may not have been the PurpleStride event we imagined, it was a great day and we raised some much needed money for a very worthy cause.

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 55,000 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 $78,000 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 shortly after the conclusion of the PurpleStride Washington DC 5K. Delicious Maryland crabs are usually the highlight of the party but unfortunately this year those plans are on hold due to the pandemic and uncertanty of what restrictions on gatherings might be in place.

We look forward to getting together with everyone when it is safe to do so and share some good food, cold drinks, and a few laughs. Until then please stay safe!

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.

2019 Travers Stakes Fundraiser

Saratoga Print

The 2019 Travers Stakes Fundraiser brought a $240 donation to Team Big Jim!

SB squares

Super Bowl Squares Pool

The Super Bowl square fundraiser brought in a $1,000 donation to Team Big Jim!

Thank You for your support
Ledo Pizza

Ledo Pizza Fundraiser

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

March Madness 2020 bracket

March Madness Fundraiser

Find that "One Shining Moment" in our March Madness Fundraiser.

Kentucky Derby 146

Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

Enter the starting gate in the Run for the Roses with our Kentucky Derby Fundraiser.

Night at the Races 2020

Night at the Races Fundraiser

Come with us to Charles Town Race Track when we sponsor the 5th annual Team Big Jim purse.