Running to Beat Pancreatic Cancer

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- There will be three official charities at the Lincoln Marathon this year.

Project Purple is one of those charities that will be running Sunday. The non-profit organization runs to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

Sixty-three members of the group have been training since January. Some will be running the half marathon and the rest will take on the full.

Project Purple Board Member Elli Zadina says the group is looking forward to everyone at the marathon seeing all of the purple shirts and hearing the message they will be sending.

"We have families that have each adopted a mile and so at every single mile along the route there will be people that will be remembered in honor that are either currently fighting pancreatic cancer or have lost their battle to pancreatic cancer," Zadina said.

Zadina lost her mother to pancreatic cancer and has made it her mission to help find a cure ever since.