When I was in middle school, I noticed she had a yellow tint to her skin. Whenever I asked her why, she avoided the truth. It wasn’t until her last couple of days on earth that I learned she was dying of pancreatic cancer. May 3rd, 2005 was the day that pancreatic cancer took her from me and so many others. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her and wish I could talk to her just one more time. I am looking forward to running the San Francisco half marathon on July 29th in honor of her and so many others who have battled or are currently battling pancreatic cancer. Please consider taking the time to donate to help my team and me spread awareness and put an end to this terrible disease.
My goal is to raise at least $700. Even the smallest donations help more than you know! If you are unable to donate, please share this link. You will not only help me raise money, but help spread the awareness of pancreatic cancer.
This year pancreatic cancer surpassed breast cancer and became the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It is more important than ever that we continue to work hard towards reversing this trend. Our mission at Project Purple is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and to improve the lives of patients through support, hope and compassion. The money raised for Project Purple helps us fulfill our mission statement by funding 2 major programs. Project Purple provides funding for critical pancreatic cancer research. Thanks to our donors we are helping fund research for an early detection test for pancreatic cancer. There is currently no form of early detection for this deadly form of cancer. The best odds at survival come when the disease is caught in its earliest stages. We also fund studies which seek effective methods to treat this deadly disease. We also recognize there are patients who are fighting pancreatic cancer right now and they need our help. Project Purple assists current patients through our Patient Financial Aid program. We also provide patients with Blankets of Hope care packages. We believe no one should this battle on their own. Though the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer stands at just 9%, we know that with your help we can make our vision of a world without pancreatic cancer a reality! http://www.projectpurple.org