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Kathleen Perry, North Carolina (Marathon)

WELCOME #TeamPancreas_NPF 2020!!!

I am honored to participate in my 2nd MCM benefiting the National Pancreas Foundation, and to do it with ALL of you! Thank YOU for being part of this incredible experience! Just ask Sokphal: it doesn’t matter if this is your first marathon/10K or your 50th, participating as a charity runner for a cause that speaks to your heart will change your life.

The event itself is phenomenal! From the expo to the swag to the scenic race – it’s well supported! You will not be disappointed. Plus nothing beats the raw emotion of the Blue Mile or having a member of our armed forces personally bestow your finisher medal. #runwithpurpose #finishwithpride #Oorah #runwiththemarines #ilovehastags BUT no matter how cool all of that absolutely is, my hands-down favorite part during MCM weekend is meeting everyone in person at the NPF Pasta Dinner the night before! Truly the wonderful people (i.e. you all) who participate in this event, fundraising for the NPF, are what make the months of effort worthwhile and are what drives change for pancreatic research, awareness events, and educational programs.

I’m excited to support you in every step you take and with every dollar you raise from now until October!!! #yougotthis Just think of me as your personal, virtual cheerleader. Also know I’m here to support you as a friend. We have all experienced pancreatic disease so whether you’re participating as a patient, caregiver, family member, spouse or friend know you’re in good company if you feel like you’re struggling; I’m here to help so please don’t hesitate to send me a message, and I’ll do the best I can to assist.

Again big ups to each and every one of you for committing to this outstanding event! Make sure you share your fundraising page and/or story on all your social media platforms, and I look forward to getting to know you over the coming months!!!

(To read on how pancreas disease has impacted Kathleen’s life, please CLICK HERE)