Ramblings for Whoville
February 13, 2016
I'm running The Lincoln Marathon for Project Purple, the charity for pancreatic cancer, #3 cause of cancer in USA. Notable recent victims include Steve Jobs, Alan Rickman, David Bowie and my friends Jane Snyder and Anita Sabatka. Any cancer is life altering, devastating and potentially deadly. Pancreatic cancer is certainly all these and nearly always fatal. I cannot speak to the healthcare afforded Mr. Jobs, Rickman or Bowie, but I can Jane Snyder and Anita Sabatka and it was as good as it gets between CHI Nebraska, The Nebraska Medical Center and affiliated Cancer Centers in Nebraska. This is one of those cancers that has to be targeted and defeated. All monies played in SuperBowl 2016 Football Squares are tax deductible except if you chose to keep winnings. Minimum to play is $20/square and since I fleeced The Physician Network Emergency Department Grand Island partners this year in the college football bowl office pool, I'm donating their money. Good luck.
Public username: TPN/ProjectPurple
Public password: kickcancerass
PROJECT PURPLE wrote -
Project Purple's mission: to beat pancreatic cancer. Our Method: participating in the best road races in the world. The Lincoln Marathon and Half is amaing! This race is at the top of our list for all time favorite marathons, from the warm and welcoming people of Nebraska, the excitement and emergy of the organizers and participants, and the love and support of the Lincoln Track Club. We are so excited and proud to be the official charity of this event for a second year. Our team will be running to support our three programs, listed below.
In the last four years, our charity has provided $500K in grants to top medical centers specializing in the study of pancreatic cancer. We have carefully selected institutions based on the quality of their work and their researchers. Recipients include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, NYU, and Columbia. Grants have also been awarded to postdoctoral students and professional researchers, to support studies in early detection methods, a cure, and a better understanding of the mysterious and deadly disease.
Patient Financial Aid
Project Purple helps support families and individuals dealing with the financial burden of pancreatic cancer. Patients who are currently battling are given support with medical bills, living expenses, and travel. We also give care packages to patients to provide comfort during hospital visits.
For the past three years, Project Purple has helped undergraduate, graduate, and nursing students achieve their academic goals by providing scholarships. These awards are given to bright, passionate students whose lives have been adversely affected by pancreatic cancer. Many have lost parents or other close relatives to the disease, other had the disease themselves.
For more information about these programs and what you can do to help support our mission, visit us online at www.run4projectpurple.org. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.