Project Purple is pleased to announce we are an official charity partner for Grandma’s Marathon 2017. This extremely popular marathon in Duluth, Minnesota is known for its impeccable organization and attention to detail, as well as for a fast, PR-friendly course. I recently spoke with Kate Kucinsky, the Public Relations manager for Grandma’s marathon. “We… 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.
When John Kehoe learned he had pancreatic cancer, he turned to his Dr. Keather Kehoe, and asked, “It can be surgically resected, can’t it?” Though Keather does not see pancreatic cancer in her work as a child psychiatrist, she clearly remembers learning about it in medical school. “I knew it was the worst cancer one… Read more »
Family was everything to Erin Lancaster’s grandmother, whom she called ‘Nona’. Nona had 14 siblings and gave birth to seven children of her own. When she passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2012, the family banded together to honor her. Over the last several years, the family participated in fundraising 5ks and other events, but… Read more »
Allison Spates wanted to give her husband a special and meaningful gift as a way of marking the birth of their first child. However, the new mom quickly realized how difficult it is to accomplish anything with a new baby at home. Allison says, “There is just no time to do anything with a… Read more »
Project Purple is asking you to ‘Take the Pledge to End Pancreatic Cancer’! The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer has slowly inched its way up to 9%. It is thrilling to make progress in the battle against this deadly disease, but we know we need to do much more to save lives. We are… Read more »