Panthers coach Ron Rivera to participate in PurpleStride 5K in Charlotte

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Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivers will be the honorary starter for the PurpleStride 5K this weekend in Charlotte.

The event helps fund research for a cure for pancreatic cancer.

The is the second year in a row for Rivera, who is participating in honor of his brother, Mickey, who he lost last year to the disease.

Organizers hope to raise $316,000. As of Wednesday, they had raised $292,850.

This year marks the fifth year for PurpleStride Charlotte. The event is Saturday, September 10, 2016. Registration opens at 7 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies. 

For more information or to register, click here or follow the link: http://bit.ly/2cCjOFv

To donate, click here or follow this link: http://bit.ly/2c83Phn

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