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.
In our pursuit of a world without pancreatic cancer, Project Purple collects and shares stories of survival, love, and hope to educate, empower, and inspire others.
We use multiple venues to do this including:
- Blogs and Articles
- Project Purple Podcast, with over 225 episodes, on Spotify and Apple Music
- YouTube Videos
- Instagram Reels
- Facebook Watch
- Tik Tok
- And more!
These stories are a valuable resource for pancreatic cancer patients, providing information, expert interviews, and educational articles. They also play a powerful role in spreading awareness and raising support for pancreatic cancer research and advancements.
Project Purple’s goal is to educate the public about pancreatic cancer symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options, and these stories help us achieve that. We also cover events and fundraising initiatives, enabling families and patients to participate, inspire, and educate others.
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.