I am honored to once again be part of the Project Purple team running in the 2019 Lincoln Half Marathon.
I will be running in memory of my mother, Carole Russell, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2011 at the age of 64. Mom rarely drank, never smoked, exercised moderately, and maintained a healthy diet. When she was diagnosed, we had to google this horrible disease just to figure out what it was. We discovered that not only is there little information about its causes, there is also scant research compared to other types of cancer due to its high mortality rate. We'd like to change that.
I hope that you will consider sponsoring me for $1 per mile (a $13 dollar donation) as I raise $1000 in mom's memory. Our team will be running to support our Research and Patient Aid programs.
Project Purple is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. To date, we have funded more than $1 million in research targeted directly at ending pancreatic cancer.
Scientific Research Grants
We have awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to some of the best medical centers and hospitals in the field of pancreatic cancer research.
Jayne Snyder Fellowship
In May of 2015 we were honored to partner with the Lincoln Track club. Together, we created a grant named in memory of long time Lincoln Track Club board member Jayne Snyder, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2011.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants
At Project Purple, we understand the financial burden a cancer diagnosis can often be for patients and their families. This program is here to help.
PATIENT FINANCIAL AID
Project Purple is dedicated to providing financial aid to patients in treatment for pancreatic cancer. Many patients become unable to work due to extreme fatigue, nausea, and other side effects caused my chemotherapy/treatment. Just because someone is diagnosed with cancer does not mean the bills stop. Project Purple is a lifeline for these patients. We assist with medical and everyday living expenses so patients can focus on the fight. We have never denied patient aid to qualified patients. If you or a loved one is suffering from pancreatic cancer, please visit www.projectpurple.org to apply for the Patient Financial Aid program.
For more information about these programs and what you can do to help support our mission, visit us online at www.projectpurple.org.
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