Joy Anderson was just twenty years old in 2002 when her mother was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Originally from Sioux City, Iowa, Joy was a sophomore in college in Lincoln, Nebraska when she first learned of her mother’s illness. Joy’s father, Jim, had gone into the hospital for knee surgery. His wife, Sharon, developed intense… 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.
Brian Reeves began working as a volunteer fire fighter in 2002, with a long-term goal of becoming a professional fighter. When he started volunteering, he discovered that the physical training needed to become a firefighter was extremely challenging. He knew that if he wanted to make it as a fireman, he would have to become… Read more »
This blog post is the first in a series of entries geared towards those who are fighting and living with Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic Cancer has a very high mortality rate, with only six percent of patients surviving for five years after receiving their diagnosis. Furthermore, the treatments that are currently available for Pancreatic Cancer are… Read more »
California native Shawn Veronese remembers how her start in running almost got her grounded. At the age of six, she and her neighbor were riding bikes. They stumbled onto the local Jr. High where an open Track Meet was taking place. She participated in every event she could and won five ribbons. When she got… Read more »
Meg and Mark Nicolet met while they were undergraduate students at Hillsdale College in Michigan. Mark played football in college and for a time after, as well. Two of his football coaches had told Mark that one of their top three goals in life was to finish a marathon. Mark’s coaches had a profound influence… Read more »