BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE
ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
In January 2014, my auntie Ann was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Ever the go-getter, Ann approached this challenge the same way she always lived her life, with grace, enthusiasm, and a smile on her face. Ann passed away on October 12, 2014 with the hope that we all continue to “let our sparkle shine.” This November 6th, I will be running the New York City Marathon with my dad in memory of my auntie Ann (dad's sister), and my uncle Jack, (dad's brother-in-law) of whom also passed away from pancreatic cancer.
This will be dad and my third and most meaningful marathon that we will run together and I graciously need your help in supporting research and raising awareness of pancreatic cancer through your donations. All proceeds will go to Project Purple to support this research. The National Cancer Institute statistics for 2010 revealed that $3,035,703,187 was donated for cancer research and only 3% of that money was gifted to pancreatic cancer research. (Source: www.fundedresearch.cancer.gov) Any amount you are able to give brings us one step closer to a cure.
Lastly, I wish to share with you this message Ann wrote at the beginning of her diagnosis. (If you know Ann best you'd picture her running her fingers through you hair adding in here and there how special you are) – “Sometimes God makes people stop in their tracks. I believe that my life is being transformed, and I will come out of this a stronger and better person. I thought the prognosis of pancreatic cancer was a death sentence, but after much research and talking to other surviving cancer victims, I learned that many live for years and years. It will take work to fight the fight, grit as my Dad calls it, but I plan to win! I am ready to go to heaven any time God would call me, but I really don't think it's time yet. I have always had great faith in God knowing that things will always work out ok and that I do not need to worry. I'm very thankful for that, and it's coming in handy now. I can feel the power of all of the prayers, and I know that miracles have already happened. Here is my favorite Bible verse that offers me strength, courage, and peace..."Be still and know that I am (there).”
Thank you so very much for your time and donations,