BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE
ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE
EVENT: Tough Mudder Wisconsin 2016
EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2016
Some of you may know by now that someone close to me has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer earlier this past year. Over the past 8 months I have experienced the full specturm of emotions from disbelief, sadness and anger. I've often asked myself what can I do to help. The best answer is to be supportive during this battle they fight everyday. I can't imagine how tough this must be. The other would be to raise awarness and funds to help find a cure for all types of cancer.
That is why I am running the Tough Mudder on Oct. 2nd on behalf of Project Purple to help raise funds to eliminate Pancreatic Cancer. If you haven't heard of the Tough Mudder, its a grueling 13 mile muddy obstacle race (www.toughmudder.com).
For those of you that haven't heard of Project Purple its an organization that is raising funds to help eliminate Pancreatic Cancer (http://www.run4projectpurple.org/about/). The founder of Project Purple, Dino, personally took my phone call when I called up to find out exactly where the donations to their organization go toward. This was very important to me as I wanted to make sure that a majority of the donations go toward research and not to pay for greasing pockets of congressman and lavish parties. Dino took 20 minutes out of his afternoon to explain that donations to Project Purple go toward funding research, help patients that have bills they cannot pay because they cannot work, and to fund scholarships for kids that have lost a parent to Pancreatic Cancer. Nothing toward Congress and nothing toward lavish parties. I was very impressed by his passion to help find a way to eliminate this ugly disease.
That is why I am asking you to do what you can. Whether that is fundraising yourself or donting what you can to help Project Purple fund research for a cure. Change doesn't come overnight, but every little bit helps. If you have the means, I hope you will donate to the fundraiser on my behalf.
p.s. I promise to post amazing race day photos of my 13 mile struggle through the Tough Mudder.