Waging Hope for a Better Future
It's been 10 years. Funny how looking forward - ten years is so far away, yet looking back 10 years has flown by in the blink of an eye.
10 years of memories have been made without my dad in them. 2 kids, 2 neices, and countless successess, missteps and celebrations have happened without him.
If not for this disease though, I would not have my second family in all my purple people, and I wouldn't be able to say that I've helped pass a federal law. The lemonade from the lemons life has handed me.
For 10 years, I wanted to do something big, something different. We are SO CLOSE to meeting PanCAN's goal of DOUBLING the survival rate by 2020. We can't get there without necessary funding though. That's where the walks come in. The money we raise goes to research, patient support and community outreach - all key to our success in increasing the survival rate.
This year I decided to run a half marathon as my something BIG. Not having been a fan of running until quite recently - this is a bit of leap :) The half marathon will be in San Diego on August 20th. It is organized by a man who is donating part of the registration fees to PanCAN, and also happens to be the day after our Leadership Training out in San Diego. I took that as a sign - and jumped right in! Help support me by making a donation - ANY amount helps!
We are heading into the 7th!! PurpleStride Boston - we've raised well over $1M in those years, and brought together hundreds of survivors, caregivers and family members and given them HOPE. Won't you consider helping us raise $1M more, bring hundres more together and more importantly - help us SAVE MORE LIVES?
We want more walkers too! Join the team and experience this inspiring event for yourself!
I'm raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in PurpleStride.
By making a donation to me, you are supporting efforts to double survival for this deadly disease by 2020.
Please make a donation today and help me to reach my fundraising goal! Any amount helps!
I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer in 2007 after a short, but painful 6 month battle with the disease. Since 2010 I've been volunteering as the Media Relations Chair for the Boston Affiliate.