I can't believe it has been over 10 years since Dad lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. His presence is missed each and every day. Dad could always light up the room, provide reassurance to anyone neediing a little extra pick-me-up, and never hesitant to generously share his time and energy for anyone in need...whether family, friend or a complete stranger.
Last winter, my family was heartbroken to hear that Kevin's sweet aunt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her diagnosis has just motivated our family to continue to advocate and push for early detection and better treatment in order to reduce the suffering and better the outcome.
Many of you know PurpleStride is a big part of our life and we want you to be a part of it, Join our team or start your own in honor of someone you know fighting this terrible disease. If you have never been...let this be your first year. After the event, we always go out for a bite and a beer and would absolutely LOVE to catch up. Be like Phil and join us at PurpleStride!
You can choose to run or walk the 5k, opt for the easy 1-mile famly walk or volunteer.
I hope to see you there!,
Michele LaMonica O'Bryan
P.S. Micaela and I are on the planning committee again this year. We are always looking for help at the event, so feel free to register as a volunteer (it's free!). If you can't attend or volunteer, please consider making a donation.