Guys! I'm running my first ever full marathon and supporting a great cause while doing so. Cancer sucks and pancreatic cancer is one of the scariest, least understood, and least funded forms - help me change that!
Less than a month after my second birthday, pancreatic cancer took my mother away from me. Flash forward 23 years to present day, and one of my family friends #PaulaStrong is currently battling (and conquering!!!) the disease every day. Cancer has touched us all and unfortunately, pancreatic cancer hits closer to home than any other for me. A disease that takes away so much deserves to be fought against, and fought hard.
In order to run, I need to raise $1,200 (all of which goes DIRECTLY to Project Purple, the wonderful organization that supports and advocates the fight against pancreatic cancer). I'm setting a personal goal to raise more than double that amount, because this cause is so important to me.
Please, please, please, consider helping me achieve my lifetime dream of running a marathon and raising awareness to a disease that can be stomped out once and for all!
Race day is October 9th, 2016. Any amount you can give is more appreciated than you know.
This one's for you, Ma!