Roll and Stroll for Pancreas Cancer

MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) - Help UW Carbone Cancer Center find a cure for Pancreas Cancer by partaking in a bike ride or walk on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who lost brothers to the disease, will be the headline speaker. He'll be joined by Middleton Mayor Gurdip Brar.

Charley Quirt, a volunteer with Roll & Stroll, lost his wife Judith to the disease in 2011 after her courageous 15-month battle with the disease. On Saturday, he shared with NBC15's Gabriella Rusk the impact the cancer can take on a family. Click the video at the top of this story to hear more about the Quirt family's story.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.

You can partake in a 10K bike ride, a 50K bike ride, or a 2 mile walk that is wheelchair accessible.

The event starts and ends at Capital Brewery in Middleton. Participants will return to enjoy a beverage and a bite to eat, while listening to a live band.

For more information and to register for the Sunday event, click here.