I am Project Purple. I got my first Project Purple tshirt today and I couldn't be more proud to wear it! So excited to be running the NYC Marathon for such a great cause!!
June 29, 2017
I'm Cabrie! I have worked for non-profit health and education organizations for over a decade. There are so many amazing causes in the world...I wish I could fundraise for them all! I joined CrowdRise because of the wonderful organization, Project Purple, approved me to fundraise for them by running the NYC Marathon! I have run a lot of half marathons in my life but this will be my first full marathon. I am nervous but mostly SUPER excited. Here is really why....My aunt was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. It was crazy how quickly she went from being totally fine to extremely sick. For years, I had been looking for a reason to run my first marathon, and when I saw Project Purple on the NYC marathon website, the stars aligned. Project Purple is an organization created with the goal of raising awareness and funds to defeat pancreatic center. My aunt is fighting her hardest fight every single day to defeat this horrible disease. I wish she didn't have to. I hope in some small way my efforts can help her and others like her to never have to face this. I hope I can help Project Purple get the word out and support more research that help defeat this disease. I am ready to take on this crazy journey in Aunt Gayle's honor who fights every day to get better. I love you all, and if you can support me I would be hugely appreciative! xoxo