"The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are, but how happy others can be because of you."
Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer
Alright, let's do this! We're hoping you can join us Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 8:30am for the annual PurpleStride 5k in Charlotte to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Let's get together to see old friends, run/walk/or cheer the team and runners on, and hopefully raise a bunch of dough for pancreatic cancer in the process.
I also want to say, in case I didn't personally thank you last year during a tough time, thank you thank you thank you to everyone who was a part of this event last year. The outpour of support was amazing, truly. One of Mom's favorite memories in her last few weeks was seeing all of you at this event last September. I think this year's event will be a special day, helping fight this terrible disease and honoring Mary Gardner's beautiful life and legacy.
Let's set the bar high - again, I think we can recruit a team of AT LEAST 30 runners/walkers and/OR fundraisers on team "Hail Mary!" I will personally print up more team Hail Mary! purple soft, fitted tees (and I'm trying to order new soft, fitted tanks for women who are racing/may want them). Just reach out to me if you need additional shirts for you or others. I love seeing you all wear them!!!
In conjunction with the run.. by making a donation in Mom's honor (and encouraging people you know to do so), you are supporting efforts to double survival for this deadly disease by 2020. At diagnosis, the 5yr survival rate is only 9%....but breakthroughs are happening all the time. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all cancers, and early detection is very difficult. Your donations really do make a huge impact towards fighting this terrible disease.
Please make a donation today, join the team, pass this along to everyone you know that may be willing to help, anything you can do to help is amazing - no donation or act is too small!