Lincoln Marathon 2016 is in the Books—thanks to Project Purple, my dear friends, and family for all of your love & support!
May 03, 2016
In the last few months we've lost Alan Rickman (famous actor) and David Bowie (music legend) to pancreatic cancer. In the past, we've lost people like Patrick Swayze. These are celebrities most of us know, but most of the people I know have lost their loved ones. I lost my Aunt Mary. My family lost a mom, a wife, a sister and a best friend. Project Purple has made me part of their team again this year for the Lincoln Marathon, so I will run. I will run in their honor and help fight this horrible disease. Please consider supporting this important cause and all those who fight the battle with cancer everyday! And, if you are in Lincoln on May Day please come out and cheer on the runners—it really means a lot! Go Project Purple!
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.