Tag: #survivor

More Patients in Desperate Need of Financial Aid

Project Purple’s Patient Financial Aid (PFA) Program is one of the most important ways in which we help those who have pancreatic cancer.  We have always been committed to helping people who have a current pancreatic cancer diagnosis. However, in recent months, we have seen an increasing number of patients in need of financial assistance…. Read more »

Diana Wenrich: Running for Her Dad’s Life

When Diana Wenrich was just 10 years old, her stepfather, Tom Gulcynski, came into her life. He has been such an essential part of Diana’s world for so long, she refers to him simply as ‘Dad’. She says, “He has always treated my sister and me as his daughters. He never uses the word ‘step’…. Read more »

Father’s Day: Honoring Dads’ Battles with Pancreatic Cancer

 With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, Project Purple honors the fathers who have battled pancreatic cancer. Many of those dads who fought pancreatic cancer are no longer with us. Their families continue to try to make sense of how to approach Father’s Day many years later.   The families of the dads who have survived… Read more »

Stories of Survival and Hope: World Cancer Survivor Day

Pancreatic cancer has a devastatingly low five-year survival rate of only 8%. Cancer Survivor’s Day is June 4th, 2017. Please join Project Purple in celebrating the lives of those who are pancreatic cancer survivors.  Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Kevin King  Kevin King first learned he had pancreatic cancer in 2013. Since then, the love and support… Read more »

Stories of Inspiration: Cancer Survivor’s Day

June 4th, 2017 is ‘Cancer Survivor’s Day’.  While the rate of survival is increasing for most cancers, the 5-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer remains at an abysmally low 8%.  Even though pancreatic cancer continues to be a deadly diagnosis for most who have it, some people do survive this illness. This week, as Cancer Survivor’s… Read more »