Tag: #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 »

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Rob Stuardi Runs Marathon

When Rob Stuardi was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he told his wife he would run a marathon if he survived his illness. This October, Rob kept his promise to himself when he ran the 2017 Chicago Marathon with Project Purple. Rob raised over $14,000 to help others affected by pancreatic cancer and learned about himself… 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 »

Trisha Ladley: The Art of Running for a Cure

At this time last year, Trisha Ladley thought her father, Lou Tamara, was as healthy as ever. In fact, when he saw his primary care doctor for a physical in October, Lou did not indicate he was having any problems.  Within weeks, however, Lou was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Lou passed away in… Read more »