Gina Bellar has run six half-marathons in the past for fun and to maintain her fitness. This year, the married mother of three will run the Lincoln half-marathon with the Project Purple team. Gina will be honoring her 41-year-old sister-in-law, Billie Murphy, who is currently battling Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. Though Gina has recently cut… 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.
Kiley Taylor seems to express a bit of disbelief as she says, “I am running the Lincoln Half-Marathon.” Kiley has overcome incredible physical challenges to become a runner. Ten years ago, Kiley gave birth to her daughter. She endured an extremely difficult birth that tore her body apart. Kiley endured multiple reconstructive surgeries following her… Read more »
Deb Bahr will be running the marathon distance for the first time in her life this May. Unlike many marathon runners who have run their entire lives, Deb took up running just three years ago at the age of 60. She has run several shorter races and competed in triathlons, but has decided to really… Read more »
Addison Earnest is 12 years old and currently in the sixth grade. Do not let her age or tiny frame fool you, though. Addison is a strong and mighty young woman. She is currently preparing to run the Lincoln half-marathon as a member of the Project Purple team. She will run in honor her of… Read more »
In 2013, Michael Amster was running the Boston Marathon when it was rocked by a terrorist bombing. The runners were stopped out on the course. Michael’s top priority was to connect with his son Adam, who was also running the marathon. Once he learned that Adam was unharmed, his attention turned to a gentleman who… Read more »