EXPOSITION PARK (CBSLA.com)  — A “Purple Stride” 5K run-walk was held Saturday in Exposition Park.

The annual run-walk is designed to raise funds and awareness about pancreatic cancer.

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The opening ceremony in Los Angeles started at 8:10 a.m. It was one of 50 run-walks held around the country today.

Hundreds of people, cancer patients, family and friends took part in los Angeles.

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Money raised supports the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Organizers said millions were raised.

CBS2’s Rich Fields was the event emcee.

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