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Jaime Abrego's Fundraiser:

39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Jaime Abrego



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.



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.



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 You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


To This Fundraiser


  • Enza Vernucci


  • Jaime Abrego, Joyce Solheim, Wally Murphy, Pankaj Singh, Carol Kolar, Miche


  • Jaime Abrego (cash donations)



Fundraise for this Campaign


The Team: $131,204 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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41% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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Madeline Kieselhorst

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62% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Team Katie and Cade

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107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Elli Erickson

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155% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Tina Fitzsimmons

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42% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Phil Kean

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185% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Team Coffey

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106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jodi Scott

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245% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jaime Abrego (cash donations)

Jaime Abrego (cash donations)


2 years ago

Jaime Abrego, Joyce Solheim, Wally Murphy, Pankaj Singh, Carol Kolar, Miche

Jaime Abrego, Joyce Solheim, Wally Murphy, Pankaj Singh, Carol Kolar, Miche


All of us are involved in cancer research at the Eppley Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Donations: Aneesha 25 Jaime 25 Wally 25 Pankaj 100 Joyce 50 Michele 25 Karol 100 Oksana 50 Thanks to all of you for your contributions. Her donation is to honor Dr. Terry Lawson who passed away this year. Karol and Terry researched pancreatic cancer for almost two decades! 2 years ago

Enza Vernucci

Enza Vernucci


2 years ago