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Jeff Rudy's Fundraiser:

39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Jeff Rudy

THE STORY:

What is harder than running a marathon? Training for a marathon! But all of the bloody nipples, sore feet, muscle aches, wind burns, sun burns, and chafing cannot compare to the struggles of someone who is battling cancer. 

Melanie and I are happy to use the Lincoln Marathon as an opportunity to honor cousin Pete who is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. We are praying for Pete and his family and trust that God will see them through this storm.  We want to do something tangible to show Pete our love and support, and that is why we have joined with Project Purple to raise funds for treatment and research for pancreatic cancer. Our hope is that some day all who have been diagnosed with this horrible disease will have a promise of effective treatments and a cure.

 

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

$560

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kirsten Schultz

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rob and Sharon Roque

    $25

  • Mom & Dad O

    $50

  • Bryan P. McNamara

    $100

  • Crystal Gilson

    $50

  • Denise Walter

    $50

  • Alex Wheatley

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lois Rudy

     

  • Tricia Olson

    $50

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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

Tricia Olson

Tricia Olson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lois Rudy

Lois Rudy

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

We're cheering for Rudy and Pete - all the way to the Finish Line! 2 years ago

Alex Wheatley

Alex Wheatley

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Denise Walter

Denise Walter

DONATION: $50

To that one crazy Uncle that every family has for the Uncle in his family he is running for. 2 years ago

Crystal Gilson

Crystal Gilson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Bryan P. McNamara

Bryan P. McNamara

DONATION: $100

Go get it Jeff Rudy!!! 2 years ago

Mom & Dad O

Mom & Dad O

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Rob and Sharon Roque

Rob and Sharon Roque

DONATION: $25

Here is to fast feet and cool weather! Good luck! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Jeff & Mel you are the best! 2 years ago