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39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Travis Russell

THE STORY:

I am honored to once again be part of the Project Purple team running in the 2016 Lincoln Half Marathon.

I will be running in the 2016 Lincoln Half Marathon in memory of my mother, Carole Russell, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2011 at the age of 64. Mom rarely drank, never smoked, exercised moderately, and maintained a healthy diet. When she was diagnosed, we had to google this horrible disease just to figure out what it was. We discovered that not only is there little information about its causes, there is also scant research compared to other types of cancer due to its high mortality rate. We'd like to change that.

I hope that you will consider sponsoring me for $1 per mile (a $13 dollar donation) as I raise $1000 in mom's memory. 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

$1,666

MONEY RAISED
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  • Travis Russell

    $50

  • Sandy & Bob Iverson

    $50

  • Tara Russell

    $25

  • Carruth Family

    $25

  • Doris Neudecker

    $13

  • Wendy & Chris Barry

    $13

  • Rhonda Green

    $100

  • Emely Iverson

    $25

  • Trisha Berry

    $25

  • Jodie Griffiths

    $25

  • Chad & Lisa Vandeventer

    $13

  • Michele Peek

    $25

  • Jim & Joyce VW

    $100

  • Ron Russell

    $250

  • Robin Russell

    $26

  • Pam Russell

    $50

  • Habitat Kitchen & Gift

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mike and Nellie Finkral

    $50

  • Sara & Owen Carroll

    $13

  • Rhonda Green

    $15

  • John and Julie

    $500

  • Carol & Bob King

     

  • Bertucci's

    $20

  • Kara Bunde-Dunn

    $25

  • Karen Campbell

    $15

  • Shelbs!

    $78.60

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167% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $131,204 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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

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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

Shelbs!

Shelbs!

DONATION: $78.60

6 half-marathons or 3 marathons ð 1 year ago

Karen Campbell

Karen Campbell

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

Kara Bunde-Dunn

Kara Bunde-Dunn

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Bertucci's

Bertucci's

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Carol & Bob King

Carol & Bob King

In memory of Travis Russell's Mom Carole! She would be so proud Travis! 1 year ago

John and Julie

John and Julie

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Rhonda Green

Rhonda Green

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

Sara & Owen Carroll

Sara & Owen Carroll

DONATION: $13

1 year ago

Mike and Nellie Finkral

Mike and Nellie Finkral

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago