Thanks to some incredibly generous support - we have hit the $2000 Goal! So what happens when you have a goal and you reach it? Well, you sit down, grab a beer and celebrate. But that's in normal circumstances. But when you're battling Pancreatic Cancer - Pancreatic never takes a break. And neither will we. That's why we're upping the goal to $3000! If you've given - THANK YOU! Now ask friends, family, colleagues - WE NEED THEIR HELP! No rest until Pancreatic Cancer is vanquished!!!!
- Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all cancers – just 3-6% of those diagnosed survive for five years.
- Survival has improved for most cancers over the last 40 years but not for pancreatic cancer.
- Pancreatic cancer has been underfunded for decades and receives less than 2% of overall cancer research funding.
- Pancreatic cancer is the 7th most common cause of cancer death across the world.
- Pancreatic cancer is nearly always diagnosed too late with 80% of pancreatic cancer patients having terminal disease with an average life expectancy of a mere 4-6 months.
- Studies show that death rates for pancreatic cancer are increasing while for most other cancers they are declining.
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 amazing! 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.