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Monica Castillo

Monica Castillo
United States
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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.



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