My mom was a small woman but she had a fierce heart. She raised my brothers and I to be determined and tough. It is because of her we very seldom complain or expect things to get handed to us. Pancreatic cancer took my mom in 2012 and every day since that tragic day, I continue to miss her terribly. Team Rocky is named after the actor who portrayed him, her favorite actor, Sylvestor Stallone. She loved that man lol. She was also nicknamed Rocky when she was in high school. So that's a twofer right there :)
We hope you can donate to this cause and help raise awareness to the illness that surpassed breast cancer and took my beloved mother. Join our team.
My mom is Chiquita Pero Picosa (Small but Mighty) and she will forever remain that way. :)
In the last four years, our charity has provided $500K in grants to top medical centers specializing in the study of pancreatic cancer. We have carefully selected institutions based on the quality of their work and their researchers. Recipients include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, NYU, and Columbia. Grants have also been awarded to postdoctoral students and professional researchers, to support studies in early detection methods, a cure, and a better understanding of the mysterious and deadly disease.
Patient Financial Aid
Project Purple helps support families and individuals dealing with the financial burden of pancreatic cancer. Patients who are currently battling are given support with medical bills, living expenses, and travel. We also give care packages to patients to provide comfort during hospital visits.
For the past three years, Project Purple has helped undergraduate, graduate, and nursing students achieve their academic goals by providing scholarships. These awards are given to bright, passionate students whose lives have been adversely affected by pancreatic cancer. Many have lost parents or other close relatives to the disease, other had the disease themselves.
For more information about these programs and what you can do to help support our mission, visit us online at www.run4projectpurple.org. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.