Marathon Runner Joy Anderson

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 »

Runner Brian Reeves

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 »

Survivors Talk About the Emotions

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 »

Runner Shawn Veronese

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 »

Marathoners Meg and Mark Nicolet

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 »