2017 Pioneer Program Photo

The Story

Let’s say you’ve been training all year to run for the Portland Marathon. Suddenly you find out that there’s a really cool, running-centered charity out there that funds pancreatic cancer research (that’s us), but they’re not a partner of the Portland Marathon! In fact, the only marathons Project Purple is partnered with are way too far away for you to get to with your tight schedule.


No sweat, this is exactly why we created the Pioneer Program. It’s a DIY (Do It Yourself) program that empowers runners all over the country to take the initiative and become their own, one-human fundraising/running powerhouse! At Project Purple, we know how important the cause is to you. We want you to be a part of our team, even if you can’t join us on any of our marathons. We want as many people as possible running and fundraising along with us, and we will give you the tools to become a successful member of the Project Purple Team.



All the money you fund raise goes towards raising awareness and finding a cure for pancreatic cancer
minimum fundraising level of $500.00



Personalized training
Fundraising web page ( HERE ) and fundraising assistance
Inclusion in all marketing efforts
Your own Project Purple singlet