As most of you know, my Mom was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in July of 2014. By the time it was discovered, she was in Stage 4 and given 6 months to live. While we believe in miracles, it became clear that she wasn't going to get one. My mom fought with all of her strength and she was incredibly brave and strong. What I learned the most from her fight, was actually a lesson in the way she lived her life; always extending kindness, grace and love. In the end, it's truly what matters most.
Pancreatic cancer is a killer. It is the 4th most common cancer and has the highest mortality rate of any. Treatment options are limited and it is often very hard to detect and diagnose in its early stage, which unfortunately is why most patients are diagnosed at stage 4. It's one of the few cancers for which survival rates have not improved and it's one of the least funded. I wanted to do something to try to change that. It's a small gesture, but I am hoping with any funds raised here, we can do something to help. I joined Team Project Purple to honor my mom by giving back and helping others. Something she did so much of during her life. I'll be running the 2015 NYC Half Marathon with TPP (hoping my knees will hold up)!! Project Team Purple will use the funds to support patients, families, research and grants. I am hoping it will make a difference. Thank you for your support!
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