Carolyn Praught stopped by her parents’ house for the night following a music festival in a neighboring town. She had been living on her own for a short period of time, and had decided that she wanted to check in with her family. When she arrived at her parents’ place, her mom said, “Dad is… 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.
Vanessa Shawver became a runner out of necessity. While in college, she started running because she needed to pass her physical fitness test to maintain her Army ROTC scholarship. At that point in her life, running was simply a means to an end. It was something she did not enjoy, but she had to do…. Read more »
Kim Lindsay warmly remembers her mom, Dixie Wilkinson, as “The best mom and grandma in the world.” Kim explains, “She was just always there for us. She was always there for my kids. She loved to dance. She was always happy and would do anything for anybody. She worked hard and had a lot of… Read more »
When she was a child, Jaclyn Roberson was told that she could not run. “I literally had a medical note from the doctor that said that I was not able to run,” Jaclyn recalls. She had been diagnosed with a condition called Pulmonary Stenosis. Pulmonary Stenosis is a condition where there is a deformity of… Read more »
In 2009, Sam and Dave Sherwood were in the process of moving to Colorado from Nebraska. Sam had not wanted to leave Nebraska, but something told her she had to return to Colorado. All of the signs seemed to point her in that direction. She quickly landed a wonderful job opportunity and the couple found… Read more »