We Did It!!!!!
March 04, 2017
BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE
ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE
EVENT: Grandma's Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: Jun 17, 2017
Hi everyone! As some of you know, my husband Terry was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer the week before Christmas. He had a surgery in January that is called the "Whipple Surgery". We travelled to The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University. The surgery was a success and they were able to remove the tumor from his pancreas. However, he had a few major complications that seemed to be too large and serious for him to overcome, so we made the decision to bring him home. Once home, he started to get better and better and stronger and stronger, and now almost 4 weeks after bringing him home he continues to astound us (and his doctors) with his incredible strength, will and desire to survive this terrible disease! We have been blessed with amazing family, friends and neighbors who have kept him and us in their thoughts and prayers!
I am going to run the 1/2 marathon with his beautiful daughter Terra (she will be running the full marathon) in hopes to bring some awareness to this terrible cancer and hopefully raise some much needed funding for Pancreatic Cancer research and support.
All help, big and small, is greatly appreciated and oh so needed!
Please continue to pray for him, for our family and for all families who have been affected by this disease. And please pray that someday no more families will ever have to face this again!
Thank you all so much!!!
PROJECT PURPLE wrote -
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 several crucial 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. Finally, we offer grants to graduate students who are pursuing a career in pancreatic cancer research.
We at Project Purple 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 Bags. 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!