In 2016, Megan Kostolansky ran the Chicago Marathon for Project Purple. She raised an amazing $19,350 in honor of her father, David Kostolansky, who was fighting pancreatic cancer. Just days after Megan finished the marathon, her father passed away. Even though the recent loss of her father has been extremely difficult, Megan will be running… 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.
Not many people are lucky enough to have the close mother-daughter relationship Marcia and Jessica Kalisch shared. Marcia provided Jessica with endless encouragement throughout her life. Even when Jessica started running, her mom was always there serving as her crew and cheerleader. Jessica will commemorate her mother’s life by running for Project Purple this fall at… Read more »
The San Francisco Marathon is sold out but you can still get a spot for this premiere destination race through Project Purple! Or, if you would prefer not to go the full distance, Project Purple also has sports for the half-marathon. July 23rd, 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the race, so it is bound… Read more »
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 »
As Mother’s Day approaches, Project Purple honors the moms affected by pancreatic cancer. Some are moms we have lost after battling the illness while others are still engaged in the fight for their lives. Project Purple runners tell us why their moms and their fight are so important to them. Tova Markowitz Project Purple New… Read more »