I will honor my dad December 8, 2018 at the Dallas Marathon when I run the half marathon wearing the Project Purple jersey. My dad isn't here tell his story, so I tell it for him as I run for Project Purple. My dad passed way on April 19, 2017, 62 days from a diagnosis no one wants to hear. Pancreatic Cancer.
I title my Project Purple Campaign, Dallas 'fore' Dad, in the spirit and passion my dad had for the game of golf.
As part of the Project Purple organization I run for those who are fighting pancreatic cancer, and honor those who are no longer with us. I run for those that will hear the words they never want to hear. I want to be one of the trailblazers in changing the five year survival rate to more than just 8%. This is why I run for Project Purple.
Project Purple is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. Their mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion.
In 2017, pancreatic cancer became the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The number of cases is on the rise and if nothing changes, pancreatic cancer will become the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths by 2020. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer remains the lowest of any cancer, at just 8%.
Your support means a great deal, not only to me or Project Purple, but to those whom your donation will assist. With your contribution Project Purple can continue sending care packages and financial aid to pancreatic cancer patients and their families, and funding major research facilities in the hope that this funding will bring us closer to a cure. Project Purple's Patient Financial Aid Program has become the largest provider of financial assistance to pancreatic cancer patients in the country.
Thank you for your support!
Pam, runner and Project Purple ambassador
To learn more about Project Purple and pancreatic cancer visit projectpurple.org