Robin Schroeder loves to be active, but when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2020, she felt like she could no longer enjoy her beloved pastimes such as running and yoga. Today she has successfully completed her first marathon since surgery and is back to her active lifestyle, and now uses her passion for running to spread awareness for pancreatic cancer.
RUNNING & WAYS TO GIVE
Join us in the fight against pancreatic cancer by discovering ways to donate, fundraising opportunities, volunteer positions, and running events to help make a difference in the lives of those affected by this disease.
PATIENTS & FAMILIES
Find support and resources for yourself or a family member facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Apply for or learn more about our Patient Financial Aid and Blankets of Hope programs.
WHO WE ARE
Project Purple is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting patients, raising awareness, and educating the world about pancreatic cancer. Explore our history, team members, and goals to learn more about our mission and impact on patients and families dealing with pancreatic cancer.
Donations we receive help fund patient financial aid as well as pancreatic cancer treatment and early detection research. Help support our mission and make a contribution to Project Purple today. Make a one-time or monthly donation by selecting $25, $50, $100, or $500 or a custom amount to support those affected by pancreatic cancer.
At Project Purple, we’ve impacted the lives of thousands of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and their families. We work tirelessly to raise awareness, fund research, and support those going through their journey.
VOICES AND STORIES OF SURVIVORS
Michael Skaggs is an avid runner, which made it all the more devastating when he began to lose his mobility due to his chemotherapy treatments. After going through major setbacks and several complications, Michael is finally ready to run again.
Michele Miller is a two-time cancer survivor. After surviving breast cancer, she knew that she had an increased chance of developing other types of cancer. When her predictions came true in 2021, she had no choice but to trust her body to get her through this next challenge.
At 36, pancreatic cancer was the farthest thing from Ryan Dwars’s mind, so when he was diagnosed back in 2021, it came as a complete shock. To find relief from the pressures of cancer, he started supporting other cancer survivors, a journey that has brought him all the way to national television.
When Darlene Plavchak was told in 2019 that she had only three months to live, she chose to defy the odds and go through treatment. Now, she is a four-year pancreatic cancer survivor, all through the power of positivity.