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Kevin Hughes' Fundraiser:

39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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April 01, 2016

Thanks for all the donations so far - I appreciate your support! I'm even wearing my Project Purple shirt today. Marathon training is going great,  See more

BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Kevin Hughes

THE STORY:

I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer on Mother's Day, 2015. I run in her memory and want to raise money to help fight this horrible disease. I don't want anyone else to lose their battle - pancreatic cancer only has a single digit survival rate after 5 years and is one of the least funded by the NCI.

Please consider donating to Project Purple in her honor to help others. Project Purple is providing grants, scholarships, patient aid and many other services described below. 

Thanks!

 

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

$888

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kevin Hughes

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dan and Jen Nelson

    $25

  • Elaine & Rick Hansen

    $25

  • Jen and John McClaren

    $26.20

  • Janette

    $30

  • Matt & Natalie Wheeler

    $25

  • Dan and Tiff

    $25

  • Nick and Nikki Bauer

    $26.20

  • Brittanie Butterfield

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Erika Haifley

    $26.20

  • Michelle Wright

    $25

  • Michelle Hoppe

    $26.20

  • Shelly Price

    $50

  • Tines Family

    $20

  • Girl Scout Troop 42326

    $75

  • Steph, Lesley, Nancy & Tim G

    $55

  • Wendel Aanerud

    $25

  • Hughes Family

    $50

  • John R Hughes

    $100

  • James and Kathi Christie

    $26

  • Randolph T Klauzer Tstee

    $26

  • C.J. and A.M. King

    $30

  • Bret & Melissa Wellensiek

    $25

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89% 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

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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

Bret & Melissa Wellensiek

Bret & Melissa Wellensiek

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

John R Hughes

John R Hughes

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

James and Kathi Christie

James and Kathi Christie

DONATION: $26

2 years ago

Randolph T Klauzer Tstee

Randolph T Klauzer Tstee

DONATION: $26

2 years ago

C.J. and A.M. King

C.J. and A.M. King

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Hughes Family

Hughes Family

DONATION: $50

In memory of Mom/Gram 2 years ago

Wendel Aanerud

Wendel Aanerud

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Steph, Lesley, Nancy & Tim G

Steph, Lesley, Nancy & Tim G

DONATION: $55

2 years ago

Girl Scout Troop 42326

Girl Scout Troop 42326

DONATION: $75

In honor of your mother Mr. Hughes. Thank you for being our cookie dad! 2 years ago

Tines Family

Tines Family

DONATION: $20

2 years ago