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Travis Russell's Fundraiser:

40th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017

Travis Russell

THE STORY:

I am honored to once again be part of the Project Purple team running in the 2017 Lincoln Half Marathon.

I will be running 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 $1500 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

$1,923

MONEY RAISED
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  • Travis Russell

    $50

  • Doris Neudecker

    $25

  • Aunt Sandy & Uncle Bob

    $100

  • Pamela Steffen

    $50

  • Bob & Carol King

     

  • Michelle, Scott, Courtenay and Kelsey Mays

    $50

  • Rhonda Green

    $100

  • Angie Batten

    $25

  • Derek Teten

    $25

  • Carmen Novoa

    $25

  • Justin Kreifels

    $25

  • Carruth family

    $100

  • Andrew Pfeifer

    $100

  • Jim & Joyce

    $100

  • Michele and James Peek

    $50

  • Brian, Amy, and Zach Schlichting

    $25

  • Jodi Stineman Emsick

    $25

  • Pen-Link, Ltd

    $60

  • Jamie Bertucci

    $75

  • Joyful Hearts Club

    $110

  • Haylie Russell

    $20

  • Mike and JaNell Finkral

    $75

  • Ron Russell

    $250

  • Rhonda Green

    $10

  • Lindsay and Cynder

    $50

  • Tara Russell

     

  • Trisha Berry

    $40

  • Patti Zechmann

    $20

  • Karen Campbell

    $13

  • Sydna Cooper

    $50

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128% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

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Hours
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The Team: $88,148 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

PROJECT PURPLE

Amount Raised

$40,379

 

81% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

TEAM CAPS

Amount Raised

$4,992

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paula McCarron

Amount Raised

$3,200

 

320% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Addison Earnest

Amount Raised

$3,160

 

316% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Driemeier

Amount Raised

$2,930

 

147% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susan Horst

Amount Raised

$2,290

 

115% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Stan Neher

Amount Raised

$2,265

 

113% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Denise Pohlmann

Amount Raised

$1,955

 

391% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Sydna Cooper

Sydna Cooper

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Karen Campbell

Karen Campbell

DONATION: $13

6 months ago

Patti Zechmann

Patti Zechmann

DONATION: $20

7 months ago

Trisha Berry

Trisha Berry

DONATION: $40

To the treasured memory of fabulous Moms like yours. 7 months ago

Tara Russell

Tara Russell

In loving memory of our beautiful mother, Carole Russell. 7 months ago

Lindsay and Cynder

Lindsay and Cynder

DONATION: $50

In Memory of your Mother 7 months ago

Rhonda Green

Rhonda Green

DONATION: $10

7 months ago

Ron Russell

Ron Russell

DONATION: $250

7 months ago

Mike and JaNell Finkral

Mike and JaNell Finkral

DONATION: $75

7 months ago

Haylie Russell

Haylie Russell

DONATION: $20

7 months ago