Sunday, May 15th, Alex and Ani participated in Purple Stride Rhode Island, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network charity event.Â Despite the dreary weather, 2,000 supporters gathered in Goddard Park in East Greenwich, RIÂ to bring awareness and donate to the cause.
Alex and Ani provided a Bangle Bar and donated 20 % of the proceeds to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in support of Pancreatic Cancer awareness.
â€œWe were anticipating about 500 people to attend our first Purple Stride event and over 2000 people came out.Â Â It sure was a ‘feel good moment’ for all involved; the inaugural event was a true success.Â We are thrilled to use this as a building block to future endeavors.” – Kim Trupiano, Providence Affiliate
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is very close to one of Alex and Ani’s associates, Emily McKenna who was there toÂ honor and remember her aunt, Cam McKenna.Â Â â€œIt was truly an inspirational day. To have the support of the Alex and Ani family and the Rhode Island Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is such a blessing, my Auntie Cam would be delighted.â€
Alex and Ani would like to thank everyone involved who made this event such a success, and can’t wait to come back next year to support this worthwhile cause!