Peggy McGuinness was just 23 years old in the year 2000 when her mother Anne McGuinness was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Peggy remembers so clearly how her mom waited an entire day to break the news to her. Peggy, fresh out of college with her first real job, had just bought her first new 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.
In this Part Two of a Three Part series about living with inoperable Pancreatic Cancer, we hear from survivors about the treatments that they receive. In Part One (which can be found here: http://www.run4projectpurple.org/living-inoperable-pancreatic-cancer/ ), we learned about how challenging it is to diagnose Pancreatic Cancer. Symptoms are often vague or non-existent, which delays patients’ getting an… Read more »
Marci Czel is running the New York City Half-Marathon this year with the Project Purple team. As she has done in the past, Marci is running to honor her mother Jeanne, who passed away from Pancreatic Cancer on July 23, 2014. This year, Marci is not running alone. Marci is expecting her first child. Her… Read more »
Pancreatic Cancer is a particularly difficult disease to eradicate. One of the most challenging aspects of battling Pancreatic Cancer is that there are currently no methods of early detection. Furthermore, symptoms for Pancreatic Cancer are often non-existent, vague or they mimic other illnesses. These factors lead to a delay in diagnosis for most patients. While… Read more »
Larry Nicolet remembers the whirlwind week in January when he went from thinking he was perfectly healthy to finding out he had a potentially lethal illness. Larry and his wife Joan had gone to a basketball game on January 20, 2011. At the game, Joan asked him, “Do you feel alright?” Larry replied that he… Read more »