On March 15th, I will be running the NYC half marathon in honor of my mother, who was diagnosed with stage IV Pancreatic Cancer in August of last year and succumbed to the deadly disease on September 4, 2014. Having had no knowledge or experience, I did my research and learned how silent, deadly, and underfunded research on this cancer is. How early detection is seldom and signs and symptoms may not appear until the cancer is advanced.
My mother was beautiful, strong, energetic, and loved spending time with family and friends. Although, she was taken so young (53), she will remain forever young in our hearts and memories.
Pancreatic cancer affected family, friends, and myself when it took my mother. This is why running and raising money to help cure and prevent others from enduring such pain and loss is something that will not only help me heal but I know it is something my mother would support and encourage.
Project Purple is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization with a mission of raising awareness and funds towards a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. 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 in the top 10 killer with a single digit survival rate after 5 years.
Please help me raise awareness and funds to such a silent and deadly disease. Thank you.
CR Impact Points
Click the VOTE button to give Monica 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). Vote for the Volunteers and Fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and making an impact for their causes. Come back and Vote every months. CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.
CR Impact Points
If you're seeing the grey VOTE button, you should feel great about yourself. It means you already voted for Monica this month. Come back next month and vote again if you still love Monica. Thanks to your vote, Monica earned 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.
Total Impact Points
Monica Castillo's Fundraisers
I'm working on creating my first super compelling Fundraiser so please keep hitting refresh over and over until my first Fundraiser shows up. Or just wait for me to email you about it.