Palliative Care is a term many cancer patients have heard but do not fully understand. When I was going through chemotherapy, I met gentleman who was also going through treatment for pancreatic cancer. He was obviously more ill than I was, so when he suggested I look into palliative care, I was confused and reluctant…. 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 Barry Reiter was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 2011, his doctor performed a tricky and frightening surgery to remove tumors from behind Barry’s right eye. In 2015, when Barry learned he had prostate cancer, he was very distressed to learn he would need to endure more cancer treatments. Still, he considered it more of a… Read more »
Project Purple mourns the loss of Rick Carone, a man who was an important part of our ‘family’ and an inspiration to us all. Rick, who courageously battled pancreatic cancer for four years, passed away from his illness on June 29th, 2017. Rick had a profound impact on all who knew him. Thanks to the incredible generosity… Read more »
In just 12 days Project Purple will return to the Windy City to turn the streets purple at the Chicago Marathon! Our team of runners seeks to create a world without pancreatic cancer. While the thought of training to run 26.2 miles even once seems incredibly daunting for many, several of our Chicago Marathon runners… Read more »
The countdown to the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is on! In just over 2 weeks, 45,000 runners will take to the streets of Chicago to run one of the world’s most prestigious and exciting marathons. Project Purple will be representing once again in Chicago, with a team of more than 70 runners. Many… Read more »