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Julie Thielen's Fundraiser:

39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Julie Thielen

THE STORY:

I am running the Lincoln Half Marathon in memory of my sister Dina Luthans, who passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in June of 2015. I had the opportunity to run the Rock N Roll Denver Half Marathon in October with Project Purple and I could not be more proud to be part of this team and the amazing work they are doing to raise awareness and funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Please consider helping us in our fight to beat this terrible disease.

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

$2,334

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kathy & Dane Bjorklund

    $25

  • Ann Massey

    $25

  • Karie Kirkland

    $25

  • The Nimetz Family

    $25

  • Angie & Brett Luthans

    $100

  • Jen, Greg, and Ellie Lyman

    $25

  • Maggie Hogue

    $50

  • Flora Jaquez & Bobby Coughennower

    $100

  • Dick and Debbie Hunt

    $25

  • Doug Marquardt

     

  • Kyle, Emma, and Will Luthans

    $100

  • Sarah, Chris, Jackson and Luke McGowan

     

  • Jenny & Doug Lambe

    $25

  • Lisa Boohar

     

  • Mary Ann Townsend

     

  • Michele Bauer

     

  • Scott and Lisa Flash

     

  • Troy and Tori Velder

    $25

  • Melinda Brage

    $25

  • Jim & Jen Graff

    $25

  • Stephanie Perdew VanSlyke

     

  • Diane Englemann

    $50

  • Jan Lepard

    $20

  • Barb Schweppe

    $30

  • Kris Forch

    $150

  • Pampered Chef Fundraiser

    $159

  • Doris Edwards

    $40

  • Tom and Carlotta Hartman and Family

    $150

  • Penny Watermeier

    $25

  • Kate and Steve Andersen

     

  • Laura Pankoke

    $25

  • Sarah Wunderlich

    $25

  • Deb & Matt Waechter

     

  • Jack & Nick Thielen

     

  • Wiseman Family

    $25

  • Nancy and Kelly Macke

    $25

  • Jake Swan

    $25

  • Shari & Peyton Geiser

    $50

  • Baker

    $100

  • Paula and Josh Gardner

     

  • Brandi

    $50

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389% Raised of $600 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

Brandi

Brandi

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Julie! :) 1 year ago

Paula and Josh Gardner

Paula and Josh Gardner

1 year ago

Baker

Baker

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Shari & Peyton Geiser

Shari & Peyton Geiser

DONATION: $50

In memory of a beautiful soul, Dina. May Dina's fighting spirit carry you through Julie!!! 1 year ago

Jake Swan

Jake Swan

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Nancy and Kelly Macke

Nancy and Kelly Macke

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Wiseman Family

Wiseman Family

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jack & Nick Thielen

Jack & Nick Thielen

In loving memory of our favorite aunt, Dina. 1 year ago

Deb & Matt Waechter

Deb & Matt Waechter

1 year ago

Sarah Wunderlich

Sarah Wunderlich

DONATION: $25

RUN JULIE RUN! 1 year ago