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39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Lynne Day

THE STORY:

During all my training and races, I've made so many friends.  One is the beautiful Tonia Smith.  She is an amazing athlete who does it all with half her pancreas. Tonia is a survivor and I'm proud to call her my friend.  I also met the awesome Deb Bahr who runs to honor her mother and her aunt, both of whom had Pancreatic Cancer.  Cancer has hit my life, Tonia's and Deb's in different ways.  Each having pain.  Each having sadness.  Each of us coming out stronger and running towards a common goal - to stop cancer!  As I join Tonia and Deb with Project Purple, I hope I raise enough to make Pancreatic Cancer a thing of the past and run the Lincoln Half Marathon proudly in Purple.  Please join me!

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

$500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jessica Pounds

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • POWER GIRL

    $25

  • Jeff K

    $30

  • Judi Tichenor

    $400

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50% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $131,204 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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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

Judi Tichenor

Judi Tichenor

DONATION: $400

2 years ago

Jeff K

Jeff K

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

POWER GIRL

POWER GIRL

DONATION: $25

Love you! Thank you for putting a dent in the fight against cancer. :* 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jessica Pounds

Jessica Pounds

DONATION: $25

In memory of Frank Van Arnam and to help Lynne's friends :) 2 years ago