In Memory of my Uncle Mark
March 27, 2016
Lexi Wylie wrote -
Whether you are a serious runner or leisurely walker, bring the whole family and join the fun. All proceeds benefit Project Purple in support of our three programs (listed below). This is our second year throwing the Run to Beat Pancreatic Cancer in Colorado, and we're so excited to be back. Bring yourself out, pancreas and all, and help us raise money and awareness for this great cause.
- Race day tee
- Snacks and libations provided
- Scenic Monument Valley Park route
- Everyone is timed (all bragging rights included)
- Prizes for speediest runners in age, gender, and CrossFit divisions
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.