Several dedicated Project Purple Alumni are returning to run for our charity this year at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon! The iconic race, which runs through all 5 boroughs, is a ‘must do’ race for any marathon runner. For Project Purple runners, however, taking on the 26.2 mile distance is always about more… Read more »
My Name is Tonia Smith. As a survivor, I feel compelled to take action that will make a difference in the lives of Pancreatic Cancer patients and their families. Project Purple is an organization which will allow me to combine my passion for running with my passion for Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy.
There is family and there are friends, and then there are friends who are family. For Jamie Sheahan, Paul Andrew is one of those ‘family friends’ who has become family over the years. When Jamie found out Paul had pancreatic cancer, the accomplished distance runner knew she wanted to run a race in his honor. This… Read more »
Palliative Care is a term many cancer patients have heard but do not fully understand. When I was going through chemotherapy, I met gentleman who was also going through treatment for pancreatic cancer. He was obviously more ill than I was, so when he suggested I look into palliative care, I was confused and reluctant…. Read more »
When Barry Reiter was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 2011, his doctor performed a tricky and frightening surgery to remove tumors from behind Barry’s right eye. In 2015, when Barry learned he had prostate cancer, he was very distressed to learn he would need to endure more cancer treatments. Still, he considered it more of a… Read more »
Project Purple mourns the loss of Rick Carone, a man who was an important part of our ‘family’ and an inspiration to us all. Rick, who courageously battled pancreatic cancer for four years, passed away from his illness on June 29th, 2017. Rick had a profound impact on all who knew him. Thanks to the incredible generosity… Read more »