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.