BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE
ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE
EVENT: Tough Mudder Tri-State 2016
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2016
Hello! My name is Keri and when I was 14 years old my father was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. Despite all of the hope and love in the world, he succumbed to the disease after only four months. 9 years later, I gave birth to my son, Baxter, who will never have the chance to meet his Pop-pop. Now, I work as a Palliative Care Social Worker and I have the honor of helping people at the end of their life, including many suffering from pancreatic cancer, to maintain their dignity and comfort. I'd much rather they have the chance to grow old and meet their grandbabies.
That is why I am running the Tri-State Tough Mudder Half for Project Purple in honor of my father, Richard Jappell. Please consider donating to help me reach or even surpass my goal. Your money goes not only toward research grants but also toward patient support because as we know, insurance doesn't cover everything related to patient care.
Thank you so much!
PROJECT PURPLE wrote -
Pancreatic cancer is now ranked as the 3rd deadliest cancer in the U.S., and researchers estimate that it will reach 2nd place by 2020. With no cure, no early detection methods, subtle symptoms, and the lowest five-year survival rate of all the top 10 cancers (only 8%), this cancer is a nasty beast. Joining the Project Purple team means you’re going to be part of something that’s more than the sweat, mud, and determination it takes to cross the finish line. You’re going to be part of the fight to beat pancreatic cancer.