On Saturday, June 6th under a beautiful clear blue sky, a Purple Army and their pooches took to the streets of Nashville to raise awareness and funding for Pancreatic Cancer. It was a mileston year for the Foundation that was formed in memory of a former Nashville resident who valiantly fought pancreatic cancer, but lost that fight in 2005. The Jeanenne Thompson Foundation has been hosting this event since June of 2006 and has been diligently working to raise the awareness of this disease.
With the esteemed Founder of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (who the Foundation is an advocacy group for) present and with Scheller resident Celeste Malick speaking about her current fight against the disease, it was an emotional and inspiring morning for all those in attendance.
With it’s largest attendance to date (418 registered Nashville Walkers and 67 “Web Walkers” from over 15 states in the country), along with almost 50 Community/Corporate/Individual Sponsors and 13 Teams doing their own fundraising, the Foundation raised the most money for Pancreatic Cancer research to date. $44,000 is the amount being sent to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network which brings the Foundations Cumulative Lifetime Giving (in 10 years) to $230,500.
The Foundation wishes to thank each and every person who played a part in this stellar year and hopes that everyone will continue to support their efforts in future events. The 11th Annual 5K “Walk With the Dogs” is scheduled for Saturday, June 5 at Memorial Park. So mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE!!!