Tag: #Pancreaticcancer

2017 OC Marathon

OC Marathon Team 2016

The OC Marathon is more than just a race, it’s an experience, a party, and one of the most gorgeous marathons you’ll ever run. This is our second year running it as a charity partner, and we’re just as thrilled to be a part of the experience as our runners will be. Before the various races… Read more »

Christina Wood: Marathon Mom runs for her Dad

“I first learned about Project Purple when I ran the Chicago Marathon,” Christina Wood recalls. “I was running with a pace group and there was a young man who had a purple jersey on. I’m not sure why, but I asked him what his jersey was for and he said his father passed away from… Read more »

Change a Life with Monthly Giving

Imagine your doctor telling you, “You have pancreatic cancer.” Your chances of survival are extremely slim because there is no cure.  You are blindsided. Treatments begin immediately but you are so sick and weak you are forced to take a leave of absence from your job. Your insurance, if you can keep it, covers some… Read more »

Alexander Palios Inspired by Love & Lessons from Dad

Alexander Palios and Dino Verrelli’s lives followed such similar paths; they seemed almost destined to become friends.   They both attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and met through a mutual friend at Alexander’s church. Unfortunately, as they soon discovered, both of their lives were forever changed when they lost their fathers to pancreatic cancer. Over time, they… Read more »

Coping with Hair Loss from Chemo

When many cancer patients learn they must undergo chemotherapy, often one of the first things they wonder is, “Will I lose my hair?” Many, but not all, chemotherapy drugs cause hair thinning or hair loss. While some patients lose only the hair on their heads, other  patients lose eyelashes, eyebrows, leg hair, and so on…. Read more »