Hello Friends and Family,
On October 15, 2017 I will be running in the Detroit Half Marathon as a member of team Project Purple. The mission at Project Purple is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion.
My key motivator to join this team is my dear friend, Becky Coyle. Becky lost her battle to PanCan on March 18, 2017. For those of you who didn't know Becky, she is one of the most strong-willed, caring, and faithful women I know- a true role model. I am not only running this race for Becky, but for those who have fought, are fighting, or will fight pancreatic cancer or any cancer for that matter.
The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is currently at a 9%. It has even surpassed breast cancer and has become the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, which makes finding a cure even more important than ever.
I have set a goal to raise $500 for Project Purple, and I would love any support I can get. Whether its $1, $5, $10 or more, any amount helps! If you would like more information about project purple or pancreatic cancer, please visit their website: http://www.projectpurple.org/. Here's to finding a cure for those who are fighting, for those who will fight, for Becky. Thanks for visiting my fundraising page and God Bless!