Uncle Buck

Bracelet created by: Jack Pattie

$9.95

Jack made this bracelet in memory of his brother Jim Pattie, who lost his battle to Pancreatic Cancer in 2013. He is running in the Boston Marathon in memory of Jim and to raise funds for Project Purple. He chose the color purple to represent Project Purple and the colors yellow and blue for the Boston Marathon.

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$2 from this bracelet goes to: Project Purple
SKU: Purple, Plum, Royal, Bright Yellow, Dark Lilac
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Sizing:

Use a tape measure to measure around your wrist and match it to the size chart.

Bracelet Size Wrists measures (Up to)
XS6.5 inches (16.5 cms)
SM6.6 - 7 inches (16.6 - 17.9 cms)
M7.1 - 7.5 inches (18 - 19.1 cms)
LG7.6 - 8 inches (19.2 - 20.3 cms)
XL8.1 - 8.5 inches (20.4 - 21.6 cms)

Product Description

Bracelet created by: Jack Pattie

Jack is running for his brother in the 2014 Boston Marathon wearing his Uncle Buck Bracelet and raising funds for Project Purple. Jack describes his brother Jack as a pretty cool guy. He graduated from UMass and went to teaching English to 1st through 6th grades at the Concord Public schools his whole career (34 years). He would spend most of his nights correcting papers, he really put his heart and sole into teaching. He has one daughter and two grandchildren. The name “Uncle Buck” comes from the John Candy movie – he really was the crazy uncle. He also coached tennis and coached Concord Carlyle to 6 state championships. Jim was given 2 years when he was diagnosed with this disease. This turned out to be pretty accurate. Jack said at the beginning it didn’t even seem like Jim had cancer. The treatments went well and he felt OK. At the end it was pretty devastating and the whole family felt lost. Jack’s main regret is that they didn’t spend more time at the beginning.
Jack with Uncle Buck BraceletJack wears his bracelet all the time, especially while he is running. It reminds him of his brother Jim and all the effect he had on so many lives. When asked if seeing people wearing the Uncle Buck bracelet while he runs the marathon would be helpful, he said “absolutely, especially coming down Heart Break Hill, that really took it out of me the last time I ran in 2010”.
Funds raised from the sale of this bracelet go to support Project Purple that supports families affected by Pancreatic Cancer. When families have to travel to fight this disease it can get quite expensive.