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Dawn Melcher's Fundraiser:

39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Dawn Melcher

THE STORY:

I am running the Lincoln Half Marathon in memory of my friend Gina Cyza.  Not only was she my friend, she was also my co-coach for Girls on the Run, and all 4 of my children's Kindergarten teacher.  She was a great person who lost her battle to pancreatic cancer in May 2015.  Please donate money to help Project Purple fight this horrible disease.  #ginastrong

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 amazing! 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

$513

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ms. Sandra

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Your running pal

    $100

  • Karen Moskel :)

    $10

  • Lindsay & Mary Opsahl

    $25

  • Emily Baker

    $25

  • Jen

    $25

  • Greg and Kathy Thode

    $25

  • Tia Peterchuck

    $25

  • Kelly Durham

     

  • The McCleary Family

     

  • Dawn's hamstring

    $70

  • Lorie Heyn

    $13

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103% 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

Lorie Heyn

Lorie Heyn

DONATION: $13

1 year ago

Dawn's hamstring

Dawn's hamstring

DONATION: $70

1 year ago

The McCleary Family

The McCleary Family

In Memory of Tripp Sutherland 1 year ago

Kelly Durham

Kelly Durham

Run, Dawn, run! What a great cause ... Happy to support you in this effort. 1 year ago

Tia Peterchuck

Tia Peterchuck

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Greg and Kathy Thode

Greg and Kathy Thode

DONATION: $25

Gina Cyza 1 year ago

Jen

Jen

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Emily Baker

Emily Baker

DONATION: $25

...your slow friend. Have a great run Dawn! 1 year ago

Lindsay & Mary Opsahl

Lindsay & Mary Opsahl

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Gina Cyza 1 year ago

Karen Moskel :)

Karen Moskel :)

DONATION: $10

Go get 'em, Dawn! 1 year ago