Team Member: nancy murphy bowles
Event Name: Polly's Run
EVENT DATE May 30, 2015
I lost my brother, Dino, to pancreatic cancer 4 years ago. He was only 45 when he passed. Dino lived almost a year with this awful disease. If you don't anything about pancreatic cancer then you wouldn't know that a year is a gift if you've been diagnosed with stage 3 or 4. Most people are diagnosed at those stages sadly. Only 7% will survive for 5 years. This cancer is a deadly one, and we hope to change the course of it here in Albuquerque. Our group, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and Polly's Run work together to bring awareness of this disease. Proceeds from Polly's Run go to our organization. I'm proud to be part of this race. I will be 45 when I run this race--the same age that my brother was when we lost him. That's a big deal. I'm healthy, and I will run this race for Dino. Today is a good day.