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39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

David Westra

THE STORY:

Project Purple is the 2016 Lincoln Marathon designated charity. I’ll be back in Lincoln on May 1st (May Day!) to run for my dad Verlyn on the Project Purple Team. 

Dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer less than half a year ago. He’s undergoing chemotherapy now, which from what I can tell isn’t very much fun. (If you're going to get cancer, you don't want to get this kind.) When I saw that Project Purple, who's mission is to fight pancreatic cancer, was the designated charity, I really wanted to participate. 

Dad has always been there for me. Countless times he (and Mom) stood outside in all kinds of sometimes miserable weather (it's Nebraska!) to watch me (and my siblings) run cross country, track, or whatever sport or activity (now I'm doing the same for my kid!). My running the Lincoln Marathon will give him yet another opportunity to stand around outside (hopefully in nice weather!), waiting (patiently 'cause it's gonna definitely take me awhile!) to see me cross the finish line. It will give me an opportunity to show my support for him by helping to raise some funds to help fight pancreatic cancer. 

Please help out if you're able by donating to this worthy cause. Your contribution will be much appreciated. Thanks! 

David

 

PROJECT PURPLE wrote -

Project Purple's mission: to beat pancreatic cancer. Our Method: participating in the best road races in the world. The Lincoln Marathon and Half is amaing! This race is at the top of our list for all time favorite marathons, from the warm and welcoming people of Nebraska, the excitement and emergy of the organizers and participants, and the love and support of the Lincoln Track Club. We are so excited and proud to be the official charity of this event for a second year. Our team will be running to support our 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

$625

MONEY RAISED
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  • Felicia

    $25

  • Cindy Fritton

     

  • The Hull Family

    $20

  • Coats Family

     

  • Wade Sisson

     

  • Jana kauble

    $10

  • Becky, Andy and Hunter Smith

    $20

  • Tim Brox

    $15

  • Parrish Family

     

  • Barnett's

     

  • Jim & Merrily Jackson

    $10

  • Dan, Mary Beth and Harlan

    $50

  • Kurt, Cara, Charlie, Frannie & Lydia Matthes

    $50

  • Connie & Joe Hain

    $25

  • Heidi Carlson

    $10

  • Rose Mettlen

    $10

  • Shawna Arni

    $10

  • Brett and Michelle Keogh

    $25

  • Mary McGinn

    $25

  • Kerry Browne

    $40

  • Corey & Barb Westra

    $20

  • Mary and Mark Merwick

    $20

  • Koni barie

    $50

  • Reg and Kathy

     

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125% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $131,204 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

Reg and Kathy

Reg and Kathy

1 year ago

Koni barie

Koni barie

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Mary and Mark Merwick

Mary and Mark Merwick

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Corey & Barb Westra

Corey & Barb Westra

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Kerry Browne

Kerry Browne

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Mary McGinn

Mary McGinn

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Brett and Michelle Keogh

Brett and Michelle Keogh

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Shawna Arni

Shawna Arni

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Rose Mettlen

Rose Mettlen

DONATION: $10

You are a wonderful son to be doing this:) 2 years ago

Heidi Carlson

Heidi Carlson

DONATION: $10

Love you Verlyn! 2 years ago