Project Purple’s Diana Brancto

Meet Project Purple’s Office Manager, Diana Brancato! Diana is bringing a wealth of administrative and financial knowledge to her role as Office Manager. Diana worked in the field of education for 23 years. She has worked in a variety of educational settings, including preschools, public schools and charter schools. No matter the setting, Diana has… Read more »

Why Run an Ultramarathon?

I still remember when I first learned about Ultramarathons. I had recently moved to Colorado, where races like the Leadville 100 and the Hardrock 100 are considered by many to be the ultimate endurance events. I had several marathons already under my belt, but thinking about going nearly four times farther seemed simply impossible. In… Read more »

Project Purple Runner Tara Petrillo

When I spoke with Tara Petrillo, she and her husband, Chris, had only been married for a brief time. While she was happy to be married, she expressed sadness over the fact that her father-in-law, August Petrillo, had not lived long enough to be present at their wedding. “Augie”, as he was known to friends… Read more »

Thank you Project Purple Runners!

November is an important month in the world of pancreatic cancer and I could not let it pass without acknowledging the significance. November is pancreatic cancer awareness month. This is month when we shout from the rooftops about pancreatic cancer, raising awareness and advocating for more research dollars. Last Friday was World Pancreatic Cancer day… Read more »

Project Purple Runner Gina Alvarez

“My uncle was so amazing. He was always there for me and my family. He even drove my mom to the hospital when my mom was in childbirth with me because my dad was stuck in traffic. He would take the shirt off of his back for anyone,” Gina Alvarez tells me, speaking with obvious… Read more »