Project Purple Podcast Episode 279 – Completing 6 Stars for Mom with Bill Nugent

Meet Bill Nugent from Northern New Jersey. Bill has been a loyal supporter and friend of the Project Purple running community for a long time. He recently achieved his 6-Star status at the 2024 Boston Marathon, which means he has participated in all six world major marathons: NYC, Chicago, Berlin, London, Tokyo, and now Boston.

In this episode, Bill talks about what inspired him to become part of the Project Purple run team. It all started with his mother who battled stage 4 pancreatic cancer. While he lost his mother to the disease, he turned his grief into something incredibly powerful, becoming our first-ever 6-Star runner to complete all of his 6-stars entirely with Project Purple.

Bill also shares his experience running for Project Purple in previous marathons and the tremendous support and sense of support he has felt from the running community.

Join us for this truly inspiring episode of the Project Purple Podcast to learn more about Bill’s journey to becoming our very first 6-Star Runner.

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