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 »

Bryan Lively: Helping Charities Change the World

I recently spoke with Project Purple Board of Directors member Bryan Lively. As he happily shared details of his work, family, volunteerism and recreational pursuits, I couldn’t help but wonder how he does it all.  “I lead a balanced life. I have a ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality and I am always looking for the… Read more »

10 Things You Can Do to Combat Chemo Brain

Many cancer patients experience mental fogginess during or after cancer treatments. These problems, known more commonly as ‘chemo brain’, can be extremely frustrating for cancer patients. Chemo brain may be a transient problem, or it may last for years.  What is Chemo Brain? Chemo Brain is the term used for several cognitive changes cancer patients… Read more »

Ryan Welsh’s Revenge: Running to Help Cure Cancer

As a young man, Ryan Welsh lost many of the people who helped shape him into who he is today: his grandfather, his father and his mother. Though these losses were incredibly difficult and painful, Ryan is doing all he can to channel his experiences into something positive for others. In April, 2017, Ryan is… Read more »