ECC Marketing and Creative is a proud supporter and sponsor of the web site for Kathy’s Run for Pancreatic Cancer. This race raises much needed funds to support life-saving research for the early detection of Pancreatic Cancer and bring awareness to this devastating disease. The event was inspired by Kathy McCollum, a passionate runner, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2011 and lost her battle the same year.
Kathy’s Run started in Edmonton and honours a former ATCO employee, Kathy McCollum, who lost her fight with pancreatic cancer in 2011. Kathy’s passion for running inspired her friends, family and colleagues to create this event in support of life-saving research for pancreatic cancer – the number one underfunded cancer in Canada.
In 2011, the goal for Kathy’s run was to get 100 participants and raise $10,000. The support was overwhelming and the run had almost 500 participants and raised more than $50,000. Fast forward five years and the race expanded to Calgary and has raised more than $500,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Canada.