On Saturday, September 6, 2014, Charlotte Gastroenterology & Hepatology participated as both a team and a silver sponsor during the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleStride Charlotte 5K run/walk. As a team, CGH raised $4,720 which goes toward research grants, patient support, and awareness activities. At the time of the event, over $160,000 had been raised and the money is still rolling in.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death with a five-year survival rate of only six percent. The research of this disease is underfunded, with approximately two percent of the National Cancer Institute’s budget being allocated to this particular disease. Events such as PurpleStride are imperative to help find a cure. We look forward to participating next year and hope you’ll join us!