The holidays are difficult for many people facing their grief over losing a loved one, including Brian ‘Boomer’ Cover. Ten years ago, on December 6th, Boomer lost his father, Jim ‘Doc’ Cover, to pancreatic cancer. Boomer has openly discussed how difficult it was to lose his father, but he recently realized he never fully processed… 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.
As pancreatic cancer awareness month, aka November, comes to a close, we at Project Purple thank everyone who has helped bring attention and awareness to this deadly disease. It has been an amazing month of seeing a sea of purple in the news, on social media, at races, at CrossFit and pretty much everywhere for the… Read more »
The scariest moment of my life was learning I had pancreatic cancer. The second scariest moment of my life was figuring out how to pay for surgery and chemotherapy to save my life. Trying to put a price tag on my own life was agonizing and something I would not wish on anyone. No patient should… Read more »
Gratitude. Appreciation. Thankfulness. Cultivating gratitude improves happiness and a sense of well-being, As we enter this week of Thanksgiving in Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Week, it is important to remember those things we are grateful for. Here are just a few things we at Project Purple are thankful for this week. 1) What’s Your Why/Pancreatic Cancer… Read more »
When Rob Stuardi was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he told his wife he would run a marathon if he survived his illness. This October, Rob kept his promise to himself when he ran the 2017 Chicago Marathon with Project Purple. Rob raised over $14,000 to help others affected by pancreatic cancer and learned about himself… Read more »