Project Purple Update
March 08, 2016
As many of you may know, I enjoy running. I ran my first Lincoln Half Marathon in 2007. I have only missed 2 races since, 1 to support my husband's dream to run the full marathon and the 2nd due to my pregnancy with my 2nd child. My husband and I have run several half marathons over the last 8 years. Once again I am signed up and starting to train to run the 39th Annual Lincoln Half Marathon.
This year I am running for a special reason. I will be running as a member of the Project Purple Team to help raise funds to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. The reason I have decided to run with Project Purple is in support of my friend and co-worker Sharon. Sharon was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this past fall and has been doing chemotherapy since. She is an amazing woman, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, co-worker and nurse. Sharon is a very compassionate and caring nurse. She is willing to do anything for her patients and co-workers. She has 4 beautiful grandchildren and enjoys spending time with them. Sharon has been a mentor to me in so many ways over the last 19 years that I want to do something to help her, and so many others, fight against this disease.
Please consider making a donation via this site to help support me in raising $1000 to go towards research against Pancreatic Cancer. THANK YOU for taking the time to consider donating towards this cause.
See some more information below about Project Purple, pancreatic cancer, and the Lincoln Marathon.
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 energy 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.