Team ScriptPro is 1st PurpleStride Flagship Team in the Nation! - The ScriptPro Blog

  • Team ScriptPro is 1st PurpleStride Flagship Team in the Nation!

  • By Lindsey McDonald
    April 11, 2018
    ScriptPro partners with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as the first PurpleStride Flagship Team in the nation!
    ScriptPro is first Flagship Team for PanCAN's PurpleStride

    PanCAN and ScriptPro Representatives at PurpleStride Kickoff Meeting

    On March 8, ScriptPro hosted representatives from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) at our headquarters in Mission, Kansas, to kick off ScriptPro’s participation as the first PurpleStride Flagship Team in the nation. Of the 56 PurpleStride events that will occur across the nation this year, ScriptPro is proud to lead the way in this new initiative that focuses on rallying dedicated individuals to raise money and bring awareness to pancreatic cancer.

    A personal stake in the fight against cancer

    I’m Lindsey McDonald, ScriptPro Director of Product Configuration Management. My passion for this cause is personal. In 2009, my father-in-law John McDonald was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was 65 years old, had just sold the family optical business in Iowa City, and was on a path to enjoy retirement. Sadly, he passed only four short months later. In 2010, I became involved with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as the volunteer Event Chair for Kansas City and launched PurpleStride Kansas City in April 2011.

    John’s story is not unlike the countless others I’ve heard from friends and coworkers over the past nine years. Just last week, a new volunteer shared her story—her mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2017 and passed away only twelve days after diagnosis. Stories like these strengthen my resolve and make me reflect on life and the things I want to accomplish at home and work in next 12 days. 12 days…

    Pancreatic cancer is one of the world’s toughest cancers—the five-year survival rate is only 9% in the United States. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. and is on track to becoming the second by 2020. PanCAN is dedicated to changing these statistics by fighting on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services, and advocacy. Its efforts are amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support and with the determination to improve patient outcomes today and double survival by 2020.

    Join Team ScriptPro at PurpleStride Kansas City on May 5

    Team ScriptPro invites you to join our Flagship Team! If you are in the local Kansas City area, consider joining ScriptPro staff and customers for a 5K run/walk through a beautiful area of the city.

    If you are reading this from afar, you can join us as a virtual strider or get involved in your own local community. There are PanCAN PurpleStride events taking place around the nation!

    Shoot us an email to get the code for your free Team ScriptPro registration!

    The support and generosity of companies like ScriptPro, and the work of organizations like PanCAN, will make a difference in the fight against pancreatic cancer!

    12 days is not enough!