Sunday, Nov 08, 2020 6:00a -
Boston, MA 02215
Kid Friendly, Social Good
Promises for Purple, a volunteer organization for pancreatic cancer awareness, was founded in 2009 by Claire Muollo, shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While undergoing treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Claire admired the dedication and genuine care provided by her doctors. Inspired by their determination and by her own frustration with the incurable illness, Claire, along with close friends and family, organized a family-friendly 5K walk. Their goal is to increase pancreatic cancer awareness and raise funds for lifesaving research at Dana-Farber.
Although Claire lost her battle to pancreatic cancer in 2014, her crusade to bring awareness and help find a cure continues. Now, in its ninth year, Promises for Purple has raised over $220,500 for pancreatic cancer research.