Tag: #Survivorship

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 »

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 »

Michael Rice: Mom’s Battle Inspires Marathon Run

So many times, Project Purple athletes are running in honor of someone who has passed away from pancreatic cancer. Last year, Michael Rice ran the Twin Cities Marathon in honor of his mom, Barbara Phelps. Barbara, who is battling pancreatic cancer, was healthy enough to watch Michael cross the finish line. Now Michael is training for… Read more »

Sami Mansfield: Saving the World One Cancer Patient at a Time

When Sami Mansfield embarked upon her career as a Personal Trainer 14 years ago, she never imagined she would find her ultimate passion in working exclusively with cancer patients. Today, working with this population is her professional focus, as she leads programs exclusively for cancer fighters and survivors in the Kansas City area. While the program’s… Read more »