On November 1, 2015 I will be running the NYC Marathon which will be my first full marathon. I know it will be a huge personal accomplishment to complete this race. I want this race to mean more though than just crossing the finish line that is why I will be running for Project Purple.
Project Purple is a not for profit organization that raises awareness and funds towards a cure for Pancreatic Cancer.
In February 2014 my boyfriend's father Fred died of pancreatic cancer 2 1/2 months after being diagnosed. Fred only had noticeable symptoms after the cancer had progressed into to late stages of the disease.
Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. Within 5 years of diagnosis 94% of patients will die from this disease. It is also the least funded of the top 10 major cancers.
I saw firsthand how awful this disease is and how quickly it can progress which is why running in Fred's memory and for Project Purple is so important to me.
I appreciate any donation that you are able to contribute so that someday there may be a cure for pancreatic cancer.
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