Training is going well!
June 13, 2016
BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE
ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE
EVENT: Tough Mudder Carolinas 2016
EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2016
I'm participating in the 2016 Tough Mudder in North Carolina to raise money for Project Purple (a pancreatic cancer foundation described below). While participating in Tough Mudder is probably completely crazy (10,000 volts of electricity at the finish line says enough) I am really looking forward to the race. I decided to participate on a whim (luckily I have 6 months to prepare) and thought why not do it for charity. I work in oncology every day and while this race seems like an extreme challenge for me, it is nothing compared to the challenge cancer patients and their friends and family go through every day.
Project Purple is 501(c)(3) not for profit organization with a mission of raising awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer. Project Purple's ultimate goal is to see a cure put them out of business in the next five years. Sadly the statistics are staggering. Pancreatic cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancer killers and the least funded of the top 10 cancers. It is also the only cancer on the top 10 list with a single digit survival rate after 5 years.