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Team Coffey's Fundraiser:

39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

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THE STORY:

Thanks to some incredibly generous support - we have hit the $2000 Goal!  So what happens when you have a goal and you reach it?  Well, you sit down, grab a beer and celebrate.   But that's in normal circumstances.  But when you're battling Pancreatic Cancer - Pancreatic never takes a break.  And neither will we.  That's why we're upping the goal to $3000!  If you've given - THANK YOU!  Now ask friends, family, colleagues - WE NEED THEIR HELP!  No rest until Pancreatic Cancer is vanquished!!!!

  • Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all cancers – just 3-6% of those diagnosed survive for five years.
  • Survival has improved for most cancers over the last 40 years but not for pancreatic cancer.
  • Pancreatic cancer has been underfunded for decades and receives less than 2% of overall cancer research funding.
  • Pancreatic cancer is the 7th most common cause of cancer death across the world.
  • Pancreatic cancer is nearly always diagnosed too late with 80% of pancreatic cancer patients having terminal disease with an average life expectancy of a mere 4-6 months.
  • Studies show that death rates for pancreatic cancer are increasing while for most other cancers they are declining.

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.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,170

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jeanelle Lust

    $25

  • Curtis Rogers/Rock Finnancial Inc.

    $250

  • Kathy Clark-Klein

    $20

  • Friends of Team Coffey

    $245

  • Jim Otto

    $25

  • Empire Financial Services

     

  • Jessica Dore'

    $100

  • Sharon Barefoot

    $100

  • Mann Family

    $50

  • Van Davenport, Protect 1 Family

    $100

  • Doug Gammon

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bohaty's

    $25

  • Coffey Family Supporters

    $100

  • Ed and Casey & family

    $50

  • Charm Chalet

    $25

  • Peep Linda

    $25

  • Jules

    $50

  • Don and Debbie Dotson

    $50

  • Kennedy Brunkow

    $25

  • The very impressed Childress family

    $25

  • Patti Hall

    $50

  • Jodi

    $10

  • Shari Wenzl

    $25

  • Me

    $20

  • Kelly Coffey

    $25

  • Neil and Laurel Wise

    $25

  • Jeff Cerovich

    $25

  • You can do it! Proud of you!

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dustin and Regan Holthaus

    $25

  • Mark Beelek

    $100

  • More Friends of Team Coffey

    $65

  • Heidi

    $50

  • Dave & Lori

    $25

  • Robert & Kelley Jones family

    $25

  • The Larsen Family

    $25

  • Klein Family

    $25

  • Mitch and Melanie Hruby

    $100

  • Jon Foley and Jeff Grinspoon

     

  • Midge Pace

    $25

  • Tanya Kiesling Christensen

     

  • Jake Moore

    $25

  • David A Rawlings

    $25

  • The Marty/Jennings Clan

    $25

  • Jann Nyffeler

    $50

  • Ann Gentle

    $25

  • grant greder

    $30

  • Cathy and Steve

    $25

  • Bob Ryan

    $100

  • Arbie Family

     

  • J Tierney

    $25

  • Cliff Foster - $20, Devan Martin - $10

    $30

  • Jake

    $25

  • Audrey Fisher

    $10

  • Sydney Berry

    $50

  • Shelley Albus

    $100

  • Deniese Smith

    $25

  • McFarland Law Office

    $100

  • Mark Czerwinski

    $50

  • Clif Adams

    $15

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106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign


DAYS
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The Team: $131,204 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

Elli Erickson

Amount Raised

$4,655

 

155% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tina Fitzsimmons

Amount Raised

$4,169

 

42% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Phil Kean

Amount Raised

$3,700

 

185% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Coffey

Amount Raised

$3,170

 

106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jodi Scott

Amount Raised

$2,450

 

245% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Clif Adams

Clif Adams

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

McFarland Law Office

McFarland Law Office

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Mark Czerwinski

Mark Czerwinski

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Deniese Smith

Deniese Smith

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Shelley Albus

Shelley Albus

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Elveria & Gary Lierman 1 year ago

Sydney Berry

Sydney Berry

DONATION: $50

Jeanne Butler 1 year ago

Audrey Fisher

Audrey Fisher

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Jake

Jake

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Cliff Foster - $20, Devan Martin - $10

Cliff Foster - $20, Devan Martin - $10

DONATION: $30

1 year ago

J Tierney

J Tierney

DONATION: $25

1 year ago