When someone is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the nutrition advice can be overwhelming. Good nutrition during treatment is important for tolerating treatments and healing quickly. Because the pancreas produces many important digestive and absorption components like insulin and digestive enzymes, people getting treatment for pancreatic cancer can often have trouble eating. Loss of muscle and… 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.
It all started when I found out I had cancer. Suddenly, I found myself tossing and turning at night, unable to sleep. I slept fewer and fewer hours each night, and I was constantly waking up. I researched insomnia and tried all the recommended ‘sleep hygiene’ tips. Still, sleep was elusive. I’m not the only… Read more »
One of the most popular races in the country, the Napa to Sonoma half-marathon, sells out immediately after registration opens. In fact, the race has earned a reputation for filling quickly every year. While there are no spots available through regular registration for the 2017 race, Project Purple is accepting applications to run with our… Read more »
Being a parent is the best job in the world, but it is also a difficult job, even on the best of days. Throw in a cancer diagnosis and being a parent becomes much more difficult. Following my own 2013 cancer diagnosis, I worried how my illness would affect my children. How would I explain… Read more »
If you have ever seen one of Project Purple’s posters, flyers or brochures, then you have seen the work of our creative genius, more formally known as Creative Director, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Mauldin. I recently caught up with Liz and we discussed some recent changes in her life, her role at Project Purple and how she… Read more »