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Brian Keathley's Fundraiser:

39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Brian Keathley

THE STORY:

     While there is no shortage of worthy causes that a person can invest  their time, money, or effort into, the harsh reality is that some will unfortunately get overlooked while others receive more attention and support. When it comes to the world of cancer, pancreatic is one of the unfortunate ones. A type that does not get the attention – or funding – as it rightfully deserves.

     Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest mortality rates and is considered the 4th leading cause of all cancer related deaths in America. Over 45,000 Americans each year are diagnosed with this disease. Often pancreatic cancer goes unchecked for long periods of time, allowing it to grow. This is due in part to the simple fact that there is a serious lacking in solid detection equipment.  

     The most alarming statistics indicate an estimated 94 percent of those diagnosed with the disease die within the first five years. An estimated 74 percent die in the first year following diagnosis. And while this form of cancer is among the deadliest, research funding trails in comparison to many other forms of cancer. In fact, pancreatic cancer research gets just a sliver of the money earmarked for cancer research by the National Cancer Institute.

 

     It brings me such great honor and I am extremely proud to be a part of Project Purple's running team. As the official charity for the 2016 Lincoln Marathon, all the money that is raised by your donations will go to support these three programs listed below.

 

Research

In the last four years, our charity has provided $500K in grants to top medical centers specializing in the study of pancreatic cancer. We have carefully selected institutions based on the quality of their work and their researchers. Recipients include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, NYU, and Columbia. Grants have also been awarded to postdoctoral students and professional researchers, to support studies in early detection methods, a cure, and a better understanding of the mysterious and deadly disease.

 

Patient Financial Aid

Project Purple helps support families and individuals dealing with the financial burden of pancreatic cancer. Patients who are currently battling are given support with medical bills, living expenses, and travel. We also give care packages to patients to provide comfort during hospital visits.

 

Scholarships

For the past three years, Project Purple has helped undergraduate, graduate, and nursing students achieve their academic goals by providing scholarships. These awards are given to bright, passionate students whose lives have been adversely affected by pancreatic cancer. Many have lost parents or other close relatives to the disease, other had the disease themselves. 

 

For more information about these programs and what you can do to help support our mission, visit us online at www.run4projectpurple.org. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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To This Fundraiser

$500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • MR.K

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Larry & Toni K.

    $100

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    $155

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100% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $131,204 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

PROJECT PURPLE

Amount Raised

$40,890

 

41% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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Madeline Kieselhorst

Amount Raised

$6,215

 

62% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Team Katie and Cade

Amount Raised

$5,340

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Elli Erickson

Amount Raised

$4,655

 

155% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Tina Fitzsimmons

Amount Raised

$4,169

 

42% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Phil Kean

Amount Raised

$3,700

 

185% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Team Coffey

Amount Raised

$3,170

 

106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jodi Scott

Amount Raised

$2,450

 

245% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $155

1 year ago

Mendez

Mendez

1 year ago

Larry & Toni  K.

Larry & Toni K.

DONATION: $100

In loving memory of Kenneth R. Johnson 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

MR.K

MR.K

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

1 year ago