by Courtney Jolliffe
Race: Kathy’s Run for Pancreatic Cancer
Funds raised in 2018: $50,000.00
Funds raised to date: $800,000.00
Kathy’s Run has become one of the largest runs in Canada dedicated solely to raising funds for pancreatic cancer research. During the last weekend of October, hundreds of racers came out in Calgary and Edmonton wearing their best purple outfits to take on a 5K, 10K or 21K and raise much-needed funds to support life-saving research for the early detection of pancreatic cancer.
The 2018 event raised over $50,000, bringing the total raised over the last seven years to $800,000. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Jessica Laird and Danielle Brown, Pancreatic Cancer Canada is able to continue to fund research being conducted through the PancOne™ initiative,” said Ali Hodgins, Senior Manager, Events and Community Development. “PancOne™ is a multi-disciplinary partnership between major cancer centres across the country aiming to evaluate metastatic pancreatic cancer molecular signatures in a clinical trial setting. Thanks to Kathy’s Run, the funds raised this year will directly contribute to the research being done at the University of Calgary as part of this research initiative.”
Pancreatic cancer continues to be one of the deadliest cancers in Canada and yet receives less than 2% of government funding. This makes events like Kathy’s Run vital to changing the outcome of this disease. Learn more at www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca.