The Power of Purple

Duplicator Sales & Service and Derby City Litho employees had the pleasure of participating in the 2018 PurpleStride 5K Walk/Run to end Pancreatic Cancer hosted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network this past weekend at Beckley Creek Park. 

Pancreatic cancer has struck close to home at Duplicator Sales and Derby City Litho.  Years ago, we lost a dear friend and colleague because of this disease, and our own Joe Nash was diagnosed in February of 2017.

Joe was recognized at the event as a survivor.  In fact, Team Papa Joe, organized by Abby McClish, one of Joe’s three daughters, surpassed expectations and reached the “Passion” level by raising over $5,000! 

Although the temperature was hovering in the upper 80’s and a tad humid, the huge turnout was impressive.

Kids and adults alike were rocking anything purple from t-shirts and hair ribbons to crowns and tutus.  It was a site to see!  The passion and energy this event brought about was nothing short of amazing.

Every dollar donated ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can help impacted families and create better outcomes through scientific research, patient services, government advocacy and community engagement.  As the network emphasizes, “Purple ribbons aren’t enough.  Join in the fight today.”