Fitness

Purple Stride, Wage Hope

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I’ve been wanting to add a fitness component to this blog for a while now but couldn’t quite figure out when was a good time to start. And then I did the Purple Stride and decided that was as good a time as any to start.

Pancreatic Cancer has surpassed Breast Cancer as one of the top 3 causes of cancer-related death in the US. This disease has an 8% survival rate. My mother was not one of those 8%. I ran for her. And for every single person whose lives she touched.

The Opening Ceremonies for this run were honestly kind of difficult to witness. So many teams raising money. So many people who have been affected by this disease. So much that still needs to be done.

The goal of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is to raise funds to go directly to pancreatic cancer research. They strive to double the survival rate by 2020. It honestly seems like such a lofty goal, especially having watched someone go through it, but I believe that with the help of the right people and with enough commitment, we can totally do it.

I ran for my mom that day. And apparently that was the push I needed. I PR’d on this race! 5k, 11 minute mile, 35 minutes. Fitness junkies may scoff at this but for someone who honestly is really not a runner but trying so hard to be one, that was huge. My mindset the entire time was “If she can go through all that she did, the LEAST I can do is run this whole thing for her.” And so I did.

These photos aren’t the best. I’m definitely not at my prettiest. But that’s not the point of this run or this post. The point is awareness. Action. and Hope.

Questions? Stories? Share them in the comments! Let’s start a discussion.

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Love you, Mom!

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Finisher photo! Let’s zoom in on this, shall we?

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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  • 35 minutes is an awesome time, congratulations!!! I started doing 5ks in nearly 40 minutes and now I’m nearly sub-30, it’s all about the journey! 🏃🏻🏃🏻👏🏻👏🏻😊

  • Congratulations on your run! Great job!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • So awesome!! Running an entire 5K is a huge accomplishment and you did it for a great reason. I always tell myself that I don’t have to go fast, I just have to go.

  • yuliaivanova2015

    This is amazing! I am sure your Mom would be proud of you. It’s a great cause to support, and I really want to do something similar this year:) Thank you so much for sharing and have a great week!

    Yuliannova

  • Impressive time! And I appreciate the cause!
    Adi xx
    http://www.fancycorrectitude.com

  • Great timing on that run. I have run a few 5ks, but my timing is awful.

    I didn’t know that pancreatic cancer killed so many. Thank you for bringing awareness to this fact. I’ll need to look and see if my area has any runs to raise awareness for this.

    Oh, your braids are awesome!

  • Beautiful post Dannie
    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. This is such a beautiful thing you did for her.
    I hate cancer. It’s a cause close to my heart.. My sister is in remission, and now my dad and my brother have it. It’s pretty rough.
    Thank you for sharing! Hope to see you soon!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com