Jean Loggia was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January of 2013. Jean was quickly treated by the passionate team of doctors at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University. Jean underwent the Mini-Whipple surgery followed by chemo and radiation. She is one of the success stories of the progressive work being done to treat pancreatic cancer. As one of the fortunate few, this wife, mother of 4, and Philadelphia native has been healthy and cancer-free since November of 2013.
While attending a patient symposium on pancreatic cancer at Jefferson, the Loggia family met the Cygan family. The Cygans, whose sister Amy lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2014, had founded Amy’s Ride/Run/Walk and the Pancreatic Cancer Cure Foundation (PCCF) to honor Amy’s courage and resolve, while also raising capital and awareness for the shockingly underfunded research programs for pancreatic cancer. Both families have collaborated since 2016.
This year, both the families and the PCCF organization are launching the Paint the Trail Purple Ride/Run/Walk event along the Schuylkill River Trail to celebrate the hope and triumph over pancreatic cancer that Jean Loggia’s story represents. The PTTP event also aims to honor those who have bravely fought this terrible disease, and raise funds to support valuable research and patient treatment. We need more stories like Jean’s.
Help us to Paint The Trail Purple. Register for the event. Fight with us against pancreatic cancer.