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

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. 

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