Last year my family gathered together in Lincoln to celebrate the memory of my Aunt Mary and to cheer me on as I ran my 1st marathon in her honor and in honor of all those who have died and suffer from Pancreatic Cancer. I ran for her, I ran for Project Purple. She probably would have thought I was crazy, but I know she would have been proud. Unfortunately, this cancer continues to take many wonderful people from all of us.
About 48,960 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
About 40,560 people will die of pancreatic cancer
The lifetime risk of having pancreatic cancer is about 1 in 67.
Pancreatic Cancer receives only about 3% of all money raised for cancer research.
This Spring I am hoping I can complete this run again. The team at Project Purple have accepted me again this year and I feel honored to run along side them. I'm unsure if I will be running the 1/2 or the full marathon, but I promise to wear my Project Purple jersey with pride.
Please help support this important cause! Thank you so much!
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