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Kristin Van Mersbergen's Fundraiser:

1000 Miles and a Marathon to beat Pancreatic Cancer

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Kristin Van Mersbergen

THE STORY:

In June 2014 I joined a running club with hopes of "becoming a runner". In September 2014 I ran my first 5k with a friend and fell in love with running. I decided to challenge myself and in January, I started following a marathon training plan. I finished that plan in May and continued training until it was time to start the plan over again at the end of June. I signed up to run the IMT Des Moines Marathon on October 18 which is only 4 weeks away! At the time of the marathon, I will have run over 1000 miles in the last year. Uncle Howard shared the mission of Project Purple with me over Labor Day weekend. Mission Statement for Project Purple: Project Purple is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization with a mission of raising awareness and funds toward a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancer killers and the least funded of the top 10 cancers. It is also the only cancer in the top 10 killers with a single digit survival rate after 5 years. I am joining this cause to raise money to find a cure for pancreatic cancer in honor and remembrance of Aunt Myra and Grandpa Memmelaar. Will you help me raise $1000? I have already put in the work! No sweat (of yours) required!!

$1,080

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Howard Van Mersbergen

    $500

  • Matt & Mir

    $50

  • Lee and Marlene Talma

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Luke & Kristin

    $250

  • Mom & Dad VM

    $50

  • Tyrrel family

    $25

  • Herman Van Mersbergen

    $30

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108% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Herman Van Mersbergen

Herman Van Mersbergen

DONATION: $30

In memory of Myra Van Mersbergen 3 years ago

Tyrrel family

Tyrrel family

DONATION: $25

Best of luck and glad to support a wonderful cause! 3 years ago

Mom & Dad VM

Mom & Dad VM

DONATION: $50

So proud of you Kristin doing this in honor of your Grandpa and Aunt Myra 3 years ago

Luke & Kristin

Luke & Kristin

DONATION: $250

Thanks so much for your hard work and for raising awareness! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Lee and Marlene Talma

Lee and Marlene Talma

DONATION: $100

Blessings! 3 years ago

Matt & Mir

Matt & Mir

DONATION: $50

Super excited for you!! Blessings on your training and campaigning!! 3 years ago

Howard Van Mersbergen

Howard Van Mersbergen

DONATION: $500

In memory of Myra Van Mersbergen 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago