Patients and Families

Supporting Pancreatic Cancer Patients and Families

At Project Purple, we understand the impact of pancreatic cancer on patients and their families. That’s why we’re passionately committed to providing unwavering support and vital resources to those affected by this disease.

With over $1,000,000 in patient financial aid distributed to over 1,300 families, and over 3,200 patients receiving a Blanket of Hope care package, we’re making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.

Our mission is clear – to enhance the quality of life for pancreatic cancer patients and their loved ones. We’re making strides toward a brighter future by funding groundbreaking research, raising awareness, and offering meaningful support.

Through innovative programs such as Patient Financial Aid and Blankets of Hope, alongside our dedication to disseminating vital information, we’re lighting a path of hope and healing for families affected by this disease. Join us in the fight against pancreatic cancer and help us make a meaningful difference today.

Patient Financial Aid

If you or your family are facing financial struggles while battling pancreatic cancer, we’re here to offer a helping hand. At Project Purple, we understand that daily living costs and mounting medical bills don’t stop when a diagnosis is received. With the added physical toll of treatment, many patients are unable to work, further affecting their financial strain.

Our patient financial aid program provides vital support for living expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, medical bills, co-pays, and Rx.  We go above and beyond by paying bill collectors directly so you can focus on your recovery, not your finances.

No one should face financial hardship alone, especially when facing a medical diagnosis. That’s why we’re committed to providing a helping hand to those who need it most. Join us in the fight against pancreatic cancer, and let’s make a difference, one family at a time.

Blankets of Hope

A pancreatic cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but at Project Purple, we want patients to know they are not alone. That’s why we offer a special care package to provide comfort during treatment. Our signature purple blanket is just the beginning – we also include other carefully curated items to make the journey a little easier.

We understand that sometimes the smallest gestures can make the biggest impact. That’s why we created our Blanket of Hope care package program. Blankets of Hope remind patients that they are valued, loved, and not forgotten. It’s just one small way we can show our support while working towards a cure.

If you or a loved one are facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, let us help you feel more comfortable during treatment. Our Blanket of Hope care package is available to all patients because at Project Purple, we’re in this fight together.


Project Purple is excited to launch a new program in collaboration with Nutré Meals to further help our patients. In our partnership, we hope to provide healthy and convenient meals to our patients and their families so they can further focus on recovering from pancreatic cancer. This guide will answer and guide you through some frequently asked questions to help understand how to receive your meals!

Informational Resources

We know that information, education, and inspiration are essential for anyone battling pancreatic cancer. That’s why we’ve gathered valuable resources to help you on your journey.

You can listen to survivor stories to provide hope and encouragement or podcasts on support and advocacy for practical advice and emotional support. We also connect you with podcasts on the latest research and health updates so that you can stay informed about new treatments and advancements.

Whether you’re a patient, caregiver, or supporter, our informational resources are designed to help you navigate the challenges of pancreatic cancer with confidence and optimism.


Everyone’s risk of pancreatic cancer is unique – our free 5-minute evidence-based survey powered by CancerIQ can help you learn yours.

Surveillance and prevention are vital for anyone at a higher risk for hereditary cancers including pancreatic cancer. Research has shown that personal and family health factors can increase your risk of developing certain types of cancer. If you are at increased risk for cancer, taking advantage of additional screening options may detect cancer at an earlier stage — or decrease your risk for ever developing cancer in the first place.

If you’ve already had pancreatic cancer, this tool can help you better understand if you are someone who would benefit from extra screenings and/or genetic testing for cancer risk. This information is also very important for your relatives as they may be at an increased risk of pancreatic cancer as well.

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