Robert Hollawell Sr: LA Marathon is #52 and since you are 52, it is also for YOU!! - Marathon Goddess

I met my dear friend Robert on Facebook last year and I am so grateful that I did. Robert is an 8 year pancreatic cancer SURVIVOR. He is a loving husband, father and grandfather of the cutest little granddaughter ever.
So Cute!!!

So Cute!!!

He first felt pain back in 2004 with pain in his left side, he thought he had just pulled a muscle that just wouldn’t heal. It turned out he had neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer. He had surgery and still has several issues from the cancer. PC hit him hard but he has his family and friends by his side the whole time and is truly blessed. Robert is 52 years old, I know he doesn’t look 52 but he is. He has so much hope because of his beautiful family, friends, volunteers, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and so much love. That is what it takes, Robert is all about hope. Even though he still has pain, he is always smiling. Robert’s smile is infectious and he goes on to say the real heroes are his family and friends. Robert has been my hero, he is always posting supportive comments, pictures and making sure that I am ok. I ran the Long Beach marathon on his 52nd birthday, and it was also my 52 life time marathon at the time. It was meant to be. I consider myself lucky to have Robert for a friend, and hoping I can make it out to Philly to run a marathon in his town. Robert Hollawell Sr. #52 is for YOU. Pancreatic Cancer- Know it. Fight it. End it!!! We got this!!! Screen Shot 2013-03-16 at 5.36.02 PM   Robert 2




  1. Robert | 03/16/2013 at 5:59 PM

    Julie, I can’t thank you enough. Thank you for the kind words and all you do for pancreatic cancer awareness!! YOU are AWESOME. YOU are the real Hero……an Angel!! <3

  2. Frank Sawicki | 03/19/2013 at 8:16 AM

    I’ve known Bob for over 35 Years.Worked with him for 23 years.We still get together for lunch once a month and look forward to the next time we see each each other.He has this nasty sickness,but the constant smile on his face you wouldn’t think there was anything wrong with him.When he became a grandfather the smile just got bigger.I’m proud to say that Bob is a good friend.