“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 »
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.
Going for a run. The words conjure up an image of one of life’s simple pleasures. You simply put your shoes on, open your front door, and take off, letting the wind blow through your hair. Except, sometimes it isn’t that simple and sometimes you may need to take your run indoors. This is where… Read more »
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 »
Lori Wertenberger was tough as nails, according to her daughter Riley. “She never complained. She never told the family she was going through anything. She lost a lot of weight in a very short period of time. She had been trying to lose some weight, so at first we thought it was a good thing.” Unfortunately,… Read more »
We want YOU to Rock ‘N’ Roll with Project Purple this year! After months of hard work and training, running a marathon (or half-marathon) should feel like a nonstop celebration of your endeavors. What race series works the hardest to provide a party atmosphere for runners all over North America? The Rock ‘n’ Roll Series,… Read more »