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Brett Miller's Fundraiser:

40th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017

Brett Miller

THE STORY:

A bit lengthy, but please read and feel free to share :)

A year ago, I registered to run my 3rd Marathon for Project Purple, but a knee injury forced me to bow out and only complete the half-marathon. I told myself that this was the end of my marathon running . . . that I couldn't do it again. Maybe I was tired of running, maybe I was tired of my body constantly hurting, or maybe I was simply afraid to try again and fail? After wallowing in these moments of self-pity, I put my big-boy pants on and thought about my dad’s journey with this disease - laying there in excruciating pain – but all the while keeping a smile on his face. Not afraid of anything, not even death. I realized that doing nothing to help eradicate this devastating disease would dishonor the pain and suffering my dad and so many other people have experienced.
Because of this, I am here asking you to support me as I train to run the 40th Lincoln Marathon for Project Purple, on behalf of my father Bill Miller. I continue to run for two reasons. The first being to help raise funds to support this amazing organization in hopes of one day living in a world without pancreatic cancer. The second, and my main reason for running, is TIME. Every week during my training runs I get a few extra hours with my dad. Sometimes I’m crying and sometimes I’m smiling at the end of my run, but no matter what I’ve had the chance to spend some TIME with my dad and keep our memories front and center. There isn’t a day that passes that I don’t wish that I had the opportunity to make new memories, but this terrible disease has robbed me of that opportunity. There is no going back, but hopefully as I move forward and with your help we can make a difference in other people’s lives – and maybe give someone else more TIME with their loved ones.
Your words of encouragement is all the support I need. But Project Purple needs your financial support. They are doing amazing things in the field of pancreatic research. So, if you have been impacted by this terrible disease – please donate and share. If you know someone whose life has forever been changed by pancreatic cancer – please donate and share this with them. If you would give anything to have more TIME with someone you have lost - please donate and share. Maybe through our collective efforts, we can give someone else that precious and elusive gift that cancer has robbed us of - TIME.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, thank you for your support and encouragement, but most important THANK YOU for making a difference.

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To This Fundraiser

$375

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen Miller

    $100

  • Joy and Fred Dudek

    $50

  • Lisa & Kory Scanlon

    $25

  • Russ and Jan

    $50

  • Debbie Jensen

    $25

  • Ruth Davison

    $50

  • Karen and Mark Adams

    $50

  • Tiffany Haan

     

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38% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

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The Team: $88,148 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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PROJECT PURPLE

Amount Raised

$40,379

 

81% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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TEAM CAPS

Amount Raised

$4,992

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Paula McCarron

Amount Raised

$3,200

 

320% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Addison Earnest

Amount Raised

$3,160

 

316% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Ashley Driemeier

Amount Raised

$2,930

 

147% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Susan Horst

Amount Raised

$2,290

 

115% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Team Stan Neher

Amount Raised

$2,265

 

113% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Denise Pohlmann

Amount Raised

$1,955

 

391% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Tiffany Haan

Tiffany Haan

In memory of Uncle Bill 7 months ago

Karen and Mark Adams

Karen and Mark Adams

DONATION: $50

In memory of our friend Bill Miller 7 months ago

Ruth Davison

Ruth Davison

DONATION: $50

In memory of a great dad, husband, and grandfather-Bill Miller 7 months ago

Debbie Jensen

Debbie Jensen

DONATION: $25

What a tribute to your dad! 8 months ago

Russ and Jan

Russ and Jan

DONATION: $50

So proud of you Brett. Good luck! 8 months ago

Lisa & Kory Scanlon

Lisa & Kory Scanlon

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Joy and Fred Dudek

Joy and Fred Dudek

DONATION: $50

Proud of you and also supporting the importance of time.ð 8 months ago

Karen Miller

Karen Miller

DONATION: $100

In memory of Bill Miller. Gone too soon! 8 months ago