Category: Pancreatic Cancer

Boomer Cover on Facing Grief: I Can No Longer be Strong

The holidays are difficult for many people facing their grief over losing a loved one, including Brian ‘Boomer’ Cover. Ten years ago, on December 6th, Boomer lost his father, Jim ‘Doc’ Cover, to pancreatic cancer. Boomer has openly discussed how difficult it was to lose his father, but he recently realized he never fully processed… Read more »

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: the Fight Goes On!

As pancreatic cancer awareness month, aka November, comes to a close, we at Project Purple thank everyone who has helped bring attention and awareness to this deadly disease. It has been an amazing month of seeing a sea of purple in the news, on social media, at races, at CrossFit and pretty much everywhere for the… Read more »

Top Ten Reasons Project Purple is Thankful this November

Gratitude. Appreciation. Thankfulness. Cultivating gratitude improves happiness and a sense of well-being, As we enter this week of Thanksgiving in Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Week, it is important to remember those things we are grateful for. Here are just a few things we at Project Purple are thankful for this week. 1) What’s Your Why/Pancreatic Cancer… Read more »

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 2017

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month. Some people probably wonder, “Why do we need a pancreatic cancer awareness month?” Truthfully, I wish I had a dollar for every time someone told me, ‘I didn’t know anything about pancreatic cancer until my loved one was diagnosed with it’, because I could fund a whole lot of… Read more »

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: Hope for the Future

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month. When I was diagnosed in 2013, the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer rate was 5%. When I first saw that statistic, I assumed it had to be wrong. How could ANY cancer have a survival rate of just 5%? Sadly, that was, in fact, the case for many… Read more »