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39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Susan Horst

THE STORY:

Welcome to my fundraising page for Project Purple!  Project Purple’s goal is to BEAT PANCREATIC CANCER by participating in road races all over the world.  I’m running on behalf of my mom, Patti Swoboda, and all sufferers of pancreatic cancer everywhere. When I initially decided to run the Lincoln Half Marathon (my first half marathon ever, by the way), I didn’t realize that Project Purple was the designated charity.  When I went to sign up and saw that it was, it was like a sign that I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing.   For those of you who don’t know, my mom, Patti Swoboda, an otherwise healthy 54-year old woman, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just before Christmas in 2012.  When we (meaning me, my dad, my sister & brother, our spouses, our 7 children, and 2 more yet to be born) found out the diagnosis, we were absolutely devastated.  I immediately jumped on the computer and started researching.  The more I read, the more devastated I became.  Let’s just say, her chances were not very good.  We were very worried that that Christmas would be our last with her.  In January 2013, my mom had her entire pancreas removed, making her an instant diabetic.  The recovery was grueling, but I am beyond happy to report that 3 years later, she remains CANCER FREE!  It is an amazing and very rare story with this deadly disease.  All cancers suck, but the American Cancer Society recently announced that pancreatic cancer has moved to the #3 on the list of deadliest cancers.  Recent celebrity deaths include David Bowie , Alan Rickman (aka Professor Snape from Harry Potter), Steve Jobs (Apple CEO), and Patrick Swayze a few years ago.  This proves that no amount of money can save you from this cancer.  What money CAN do is help find a cure – and that has been my mission since Mom was diagnosed.  Each year, we participate in Purple Stride to raise money, and this year I’m adding Project Purple to the list.  I am beyond excited to be a part of this team for my first half-marathon, and I hope that you will support me in my endeavor!  Cheer me on and help raise money for this wonderful cause! For more info on what Project Purple does, keep reading....

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

$2,430

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris

    $13.10

  • Jenn and Wyatt Anit

    $13.10

  • Mark & Margie

    $50

  • Carrie Ann Vickers

    $13.10

  • Eric Lane

    $13.10

  • Tara K.

    $13.10

  • Jim & Patti Swoboda

    $250

  • Margene Horst

    $100

  • Kenneth Leroux

    $350

  • Super Bowl Squares FUNdraiser

    $590

  • Gery and Ann Illgner

    $14

  • Jeffrey Butterfield

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jay and Celena Miller

    $25

  • Zeljka H.

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Robyn riley

    $50

  • Mark & Patrice

    $50

  • Stephanie Lewis

    $50

  • Beth

    $13.10

  • Jackie Veasey

    $25

  • Anthony and Leann Jesina

    $20

  • Sue Glatz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Marilyn McLain

    $25

  • Megan Horst

    $25

  • Arabelle Horst

    $13.10

  • Addie Horst

    $10

  • Larry & Theresa Swoboda

    $23

  • Napierala's

     

  • Justin & Susan Horst

    $131.10

  • Pampered Chef & Wildtree Fundraiser

    $275

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122% Raised of $2,000 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

Pampered Chef & Wildtree Fundraiser

Pampered Chef & Wildtree Fundraiser

DONATION: $275

1 year ago

Justin & Susan Horst

Justin & Susan Horst

DONATION: $131.10

In honor of my Amazing Mama!! 1 year ago

Napierala's

Napierala's

1 year ago

Larry & Theresa Swoboda

Larry & Theresa Swoboda

DONATION: $23

Goal met! 1 year ago

Addie Horst

Addie Horst

DONATION: $10

GO MOM!GO!I got 10 dollars for your PROJECT PURPLE! :)U CAN DO IT!GO MOM!GO! 1 year ago

Arabelle Horst

Arabelle Horst

DONATION: $13.10

Go mom! I never even thought of a half-marathon for Project Purple, and yet here you are, running it. I love you and know you can do it. Go, mom, go! 1 year ago

Megan Horst

Megan Horst

DONATION: $25

So impressed Susan! Best to your mom. 1 year ago

Marilyn McLain

Marilyn McLain

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Sue Glatz

Sue Glatz

DONATION: $50

1 year ago