Come October 8th, I will compete in the Chicago marathon for the first time. Before I ever ran long distances, I wondered what it’s like to cross that finish line after running 26.2 miles. Now I am excited to announce that I will experience that. Sure, I am able to cross off an item on my bucket list, but this run is much more significant than that. I will challenge myself in a way I never thought I would, which is motivation in and of itself. More importantly, this challenge of mine will help contribute to the fight against cancer through Project Purple.
The fight against all types of cancer is a continuous one. There is no one I know who can say they do not have a friend or relative that has battled this disease. Although I am not directly linked to the tribulation of pancreatic cancer, I cannot think of a better charity to donate to. Project Purple is an organization dedicated to funding research, raising awareness, and offering support to patients and family members affected by pancreatic cancer. Their ultimate goal is to find a cure that renders their charity obsolete. Sadly the statistics are staggering. Pancreatic cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancer killers and the least funded of the top 10 cancers. It is also the only cancer on the top 10 list with a single digit survival rate after 5 years.
In the end, this is more than running for a few hours; it is about making a difference no matter how small or big.
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