Get Ready For the Seventh Sargent-Morris Summer Yard Sale for Pancreatic Cancer!

On August 29th-31st, an exciting summer yard sale held by Pam Sargent-Morris will take place at 811 S. Ridge Drive in Stillwater, OK. She is proud to give all proceeds towards Project Purple, a non-profit organization that raises funds for pancreatic cancer research and patient financial aid. 

“This is not your ordinary neighborhood garage sale. Not only does it allow us to raise funds for Project Purple, but it’s about friends and family helping by giving their time, items, or sharing awareness about our event with others,” says Pam. This year the yard sale runs from 8 am-5 pm on August 29th-30th and from 8 am-3 pm on August 31st.

This will be Pam’s seventh year hosting this yard sale which will include an abundance of items including clothes, shoes, accessories, toys, books, appliances, tools, games, you name it! Baked goods will also be provided to anyone who likes a sweet treat while they shop. Pam gathers big donations every year that add to the list of items available for purchase.

 “We continuously receive huge amounts of donated items all year round, not only from friends and family but strangers who learn about our event.” she states. 

About Pam Sargent-Morris 

Pam became a Project Purple Ambassador after losing her father, Les Sargent, on April 19, 2017. Sargent passed away from a hard battle with pancreatic cancer after just 62 days of being diagnosed. Pam describes her father as strong, brave, and kind-hearted, making his sudden loss tremendously hard for the Sargent family. 

After her father’s passing, Pam then dedicated much of her time to creating fundraising campaigns and events. She has also run many marathons for Project Purple in honor of her father. She claims that running makes her feel closer to her dad, which also fuels her purpose for raising funds and awareness for those suffering from pancreatic cancer.

More Than Your Average Yard Sale

Pam brought us back to her first year doing the sale with her mother, Dianne Sargent, stating, “With the help from my mom, my first event was all contained in the garage with minimal prep work and a few donated items from friends and family.” 

When they saw how successful it was and the awareness it raised, Pam and her family knew it could become something bigger. Bigger would be an understatement compared to how much this event has expanded since its first year. Not just with the quality and amount of items, but the involvement of the community in raising awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer. 

Pam and her loved ones have raised over $17,000 over the last six years doing these yard sales for Project Purple. 

She has her friends and family travel from out of state every year to help with the sale, as they are continuously trying to improve and top the previous year’s event. Their story has even been featured in their local Stillwater News Press over the last couple of years!

“This is an event that brings our family together and a way for us to honor my dad,” says Pam. Having her family, friends, and community come together means the world to Pam. It has created a major force for change in the Project Purple community.

Look out for the big tents when entering this special summer yard sale! 

Pam and her crew are excited to see and chat with all who stop by, contribute to Project Purple, and raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research. Pam states, “People who come to our event thank us for what we are doing for pancreatic cancer research and tell us they look forward to it every year, not only because we have good stuff to buy, but because all proceeds are going to a great cause.” 

Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on one-of-a-kind items and enjoy connecting with such a strong community, united in the fight against this deadly disease.

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