In January 2017, my sister Tere was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and was predicted to have 3-6months to live with treatment. Less than 8weeks later, she lost her battle with this deadly disease. My aunt Theresa was diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer in 2016 and after a whipple procedure and many cycles of chemotherapy, is still fighting her battle with this cruel cancer. Currently there is no screening test for pancreatic cancer and the symptoms are so vague that patients are often diagnosed at very late stages at which time a cure is often not possible. Project purple is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and funds to defeat pancreatic cancer. I have never run a marathon but this is on my bucket list. This run is for my sister Tere and my aunt Theresa.