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39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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April 26, 2016

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Jodi Roznowski

THE STORY:

In 2011 I ran the Lincoln Marathon for the very first time.  I had never run a marathon before and had no idea what to expect.  At mile 23 a good friend of mine named Mark Voelte jumped in and ran with me for about 2 miles.  Although we had talked about the race A LOT I had no idea that he was coming to the race nor did I know that he was there just to make sure that I was doing ok and was in good spirits.  He had no other reason to drive the 50 miles to Lincoln that morning and the fact that he cared so much had such an impact on me.  Those 2 miles with him have stayed in my heart ever since.  We had an amazing friendship and I loved him like he was family.  He was my confidant when I needed someone to listen, my favorite country dance partner, and one of many who cared for me after I had open heart surgery.  The picture on this page is of this wonderful man, his girlfriend Diana, and his daughter Nicole.

Unfortunately I could do nothing for him when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June of 2015.  I spent as much time as I could with him after the diagnosis...talking about options, life, and the love he had for his family and friends.  I said goodbye to Mark barely a month later as he passed from this world.  

As I planned my racing schedule for 2016 I came across Project Purple and could think of no better way to honor the memory of the man that joined me on my very first marathon 5 years ago and I hope you will support me as I raise money to help others like Mark and his family.

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 energy 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 this 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, others 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.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,025

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rick Harris

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Linda Moench

     

  • Smoky

    $50

  • Grandma

    $25

  • Gary Jones

    $40

  • Carolyn Johnson

    $25

  • Purple Giraffe

    $50

  • Cameron Kehler

    $15

  • Mom & Dad Roz

    $50

  • Doug Pedersen

    $100

  • Megan Karstens

    $10

  • Amy Roznowski

    $100

  • Tim Brousek

    $10

  • Purple Giraffe

    $25

  • Lauriel Nelson

    $50

  • JT

    $100

  • Amy Roznowski

    $100

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103% Raised of $1,000 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

Fundraiser Title

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

Amy Roznowski

Amy Roznowski

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

JT

JT

DONATION: $100

Make me proud sis!!!! 1 year ago

Lauriel Nelson

Lauriel Nelson

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Purple Giraffe

Purple Giraffe

DONATION: $25

Get ya some! 2 years ago

Tim Brousek

Tim Brousek

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Amy Roznowski

Amy Roznowski

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Megan Karstens

Megan Karstens

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Doug Pedersen

Doug Pedersen

DONATION: $100

Happy to help out. 2 years ago

Mom & Dad Roz

Mom & Dad Roz

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Cameron Kehler

Cameron Kehler

DONATION: $15

2 years ago