Amanda Sullivan, aka the Crutching Tigress, is crutching the TCS New York City Marathon with Project Purple in honor of her mom, Marianna Sullivan. Part one of her amazing story can be found HERE Amanda Sullivan, a missionary in Mexico, was visiting her family in the United States when she was in a horrific car… 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.
After a horrific auto accident that left her body, mind and soul forever changed, Amanda Sullivan planned her suicide. She picked out a date and told herself if things weren’t better by then, she would follow through with her plans and take her own life. When the day arrived, however, Amanda decided to set another… Read more »
Several dedicated Project Purple Alumni are returning to run for our charity this year at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon! The iconic race, which runs through all 5 boroughs, is a ‘must do’ race for any marathon runner. For Project Purple runners, however, taking on the 26.2 mile distance is always about more… Read more »
There is family and there are friends, and then there are friends who are family. For Jamie Sheahan, Paul Andrew is one of those ‘family friends’ who has become family over the years. When Jamie found out Paul had pancreatic cancer, the accomplished distance runner knew she wanted to run a race in his honor. This… Read more »
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 »