Project Purple Podcast Episode 251 – BBQing for Pancreatic Cancer with David and Sara Lapidus of “Big Stu’s”

When David lost his father to Pancreatic cancer in 2018, he and his wife Sara knew they wanted to do something to honor his father. His father, Stuart, was known by many as “Big Stu”. In this episode of the Project Purple Podcast, David reminisces about Big Stu’s love for BBQing and explains how the annual Big Stu’s BBQ event came to be. The Lapidus family partnered with Project Purple to help us continue to support patients and their families, as David explains that was of the biggest importance to him and his family considering the immense struggle his family faced as his father underwent treatment. He wants to ensure no family goes through the same thing he and his family did.

This year’s event is going to be the fifth annual. The more recent years have been virtual due to the pandemic but this year the event is back in person, and bigger than any other! Big Stu’s BBQ will take place in Chicago, at Sketchbook Brewing Co. in Stokie, IL. The event raises money for Project Purple through raffles, food, beer, etc. The event is family-friendly and pet-friendly so bring your whole family for a day of good eats, good fun and a great cause!

Big Stu BBQ is looking for more Volunteers, if you’d like to be part of this great cause, inquire here to volunteer

If you’d like to donate to the Big Stu’s fundraiser, visit…2023/c481517

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