Over 1,000,000 new stomach cancer cases every year worldwide. We’re on a mission to change that and here’s how…

Since 2015, we have helped support cancer research programs focused on gastric cancer and making a difference in the world. We are 100% volunteer based which allows us to direct every dollar we raise toward our mission.

Project Periwinkle was founded by Ben Broghammer in 2015 in memory of his cousin, Michon Runyon, who passed away from stomach cancer in 2014.  He felt the need to do something to help others and work toward a world where no one would be affected by this disease or cancer as a whole, so he created Project Periwinkle, a non-profit organization with the mission of funding stomach cancer research and finding a cure.

Every year, countless people around the world are affected by cancer.  One million of the cases diagnosed are stomach cancer, and it is the fifth most common type.  In 2015, we set out on a mission to fund research for stomach cancer and to work toward a cure.  Join us in fighting back and making our world a better place!  Thank you for your support!


On January 12, 2019, we presented our gift to the The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston. The center is a leader in the fight back against cancer, and through groundbreaking research, experts MD Anderson have pioneered many improvements in treating stomach cancer. Their physicians have led some of the largest international studies on chemotherapy for stomach cancer, and they continue to explore new, more advanced treatments. With a treatment approach focused on improving both outcomes and quality of life for patients, they have built several programs in gastric cancer focused on MD Anderson’s core values of caring and discovery.

To learn more about MD Anderson, this gift, and the program we are helping to support, please click here.


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