The Elkins Pancreas Center PurpleStride Team braved cold, rainy weather to support a cause near and dear to their hearts. The Nov. 21 event, which took place at NRG Park, raised awareness of pancreatic cancer as well as funds to advance research and support patients and loved ones. The Baylor team of 44 people raised over $11,000, surpassing their goal of $10,000, to become the third highest fundraising team out of the 176 teams to participate.

Dr. George Van Buren, honorary co-chair of the event, expressed his deep appreciation for all those who contributed to or participated in the success of the event. Events like this help sustain the fight against pancreatic cancer and bring hope for a better future.

Approximately 38,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year in the United States. The Elkins Pancreas Center, a multidisciplinary clinic located in Houston, Texas, specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic diseases and pancreatitis, through pancreatic surgery (Whipple procedure), gene therapy, clinical trials, general surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Find out more about pancreatic cancer.