On November 21, Project Purple brought awareness to World Pancreatic Cancer Day by running 45.75 miles in honor of those fighting the disease. 45.75 miles represents one mile for every thousand people who will pass away from pancreatic cancer in 2019, which is 45,750 in the United States.
Project Purple employees and ambassadors completed the goal in an effort to raise money and make a difference for those fighting pancreatic cancer. The event helped raise over $3,000 so far and will help jumpstart Project Purple’s Patient Financial Aid program for 2020. This program benefits families financially with aid towards their medical treatment.
Project Purple would like to thank current Republican Minority Leader Themis Klarides and State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria who stopped by to show support and help raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. We would also like to thank all supporters, alumni, ambassadors, and staff members here at our office who donated and took part in running for this cause.
At Project Purple, our mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion. You can volunteer, start a fundraiser, or take part in events like the one that was held yesterday.
Once again, Project Purple wants to thank all who supported our event and helped raise money and awareness for our mission to live in a world without pancreatic cancer.