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Mandie Renner and Crystal Walker's Fundraiser:

Project Purple NYC 2013

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Mandie Renner and Crystal Walker's Photo

BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Mandie Renner and Crystal Walker

THE STORY:

Truman Renner, my father-in-law, was a great man, husband, father and grandfather. He was loved dearly by his family and friends.

Sadly, on December 27th, 2006, my my father-in-law passed away after a five-month battle with pancreatic cancer.  Before his diagnosis, I don’t think I had ever heard of the disease.  After five minutes researching it on the internet, I knew he faced very long odds.  Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and it has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers.  Approximately 94% of pancreatic cancer patients will die within five years of diagnosis.  About 74% of patients die within the first year of diagnosis.  My father-in-law survived only five months but he faced the disease with the courage and humility that defined his character.  Though all who knew him still miss him today, we remember him as a wonderful husband and father, hard-working entrepreneur, and all-around good person.

 

In the seven years since Truman passed, I have become involved in several organizations that promote awareness of the disease and raise funds for pancreatic cancer research.  I have been shocked to learn that research for this deadly form of cancer is so poorly funded.  For example, in 2010 the National Cancer Institute spent an estimated $97.1 million on pancreatic cancer research.  This represented a mere 2% of the NCI's $5 billion cancer research budget for that year.  Perhaps this is one reason that pancreatic cancer survival rates have essentially not changed in the last 40 years.  I would like to play a small role in improving these statistics and I’d like to humbly and respectfully ask for your help.

 

100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH THROUGH PROJECT PURPLE.  If you are interested in supporting this wonderful cause, please respond to this email and let me know.  I will provide instructions for donating the funds and supply any paperwork that may be necessary to satisfy your internal policies on charitable giving.

 

Thank you in advance for your support and funds for Project Purple!

 

Crystal Waker:

 

I'm a 36 year old avid runner and competitor in marathons who has always run for the pure joy of the sport. Now I am running for a purpose that is near and dear to me. In 2006 Pancreatic Cancer took the life of a dear friend's father. Five short months after being diagnosed Truman, a loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather, hard-working entrepreneur and humble man lost his battle to this horrible disease.

Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancers and the least funded of the top 10 cancer killers today. Approximately 74% of pancreatic cancer patients will die within the first year of diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute It is estimated that 45,220 men and women (22,740 men and 22,480 women) will be diagnosed with and 38,460 men and women will die of cancer of the pancreas in 2013.

 

To help raise money and awareness I am running for Project Purple at the ING New York City Marathon. Project Purple helps fund research toward early detection and finding a cure. I am asking for your support in helping to play a small role in giving people a fighting chance against pancreatic cancer.

 

100% OF PROCEEDS GO TO PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH THROUGH PROJECT PURPLE.

 

This is my way to honor Truman for his bravery and express my love and support of him and his family. I would like the opportunity to honor your loved one as well.

Running 26.2 miles is nothing in comparison, but it gives me a way to do something. Join me and let's fight this TOGETHER!

$6,225

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mandie Renner

    $50

  • Donald Nichols (Team IWS)

    $50

  • Laura Bryant

    $25

  • Darla Rogers

    $50

  • Teresa Ross

    $75

  • Jim Miller

    $75

  • Pamela Hunt

    $25

  • Angela Lindly

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • Meghan Bertani-Yang

    $50

  • J. Gehrke & Family

    $25

  • Steve & Kelly Mackin

    $250

  • Donald Nichols

    $25

  • Wayne and Loretta Wilson

    $25

  • Brandy Moon

    $20

  • D.B. Merrill

    $100

  • Michael & Sharla McAfee

    $50

  • Wastco Companies LLC

    $500

  • The Yaffe Companies INC

    $250

  • Wastco Companies LLC

    $0

  • The Yaffe Companies INC

    $0

  • Michael & Sharla McAfee

    $0

  • Louis Vogele

    $25

  • Tom O'Stasik

    $25

  • Chad Johnson

    $50

  • Chris and Michelle Dickason

    $50

  • The Krieg family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Amber and Braden

    $25

  • Shutler Family

    $100

  • Sherrie Throckmorton

     

  • Bob Miller

    $100

  • Utility Tri State

    $250

  • Warren Administration Company

    $250

  • Commerce Bank

    $500

  • Beth Harrison

    $100

  • Jay Peterson

    $25

  • Bill , Gwen and Bryan

    $65

  • Rev. Nancy Adler

     

  • Morgan McBratney

    $50

  • Richard Themm and family

    $100

  • Harley Thomas

    $500

  • Dan and Julie Walker

    $300

  • IMAJENUS INC.

    $300

  • Greg and Lori Wilson

    $50

  • Gina Webb

    $50

  • Paula Bailey

    $100

  • James & Karen Moss

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Daryl Woodard/SageNet

    $500

  • Darryl Christner

    $364

  • Nutech Enterprises, INC

    $100

  • David & Pam White

    $100

  • Branden, Mandy, Mason & Everett Banks

    $25

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104% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $110,553 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jim McDonald

Amount Raised

$9,636

 

321% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mike Howard

Amount Raised

$8,015

 

160% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Nilo

Amount Raised

$7,561

 

126% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mandie Renner and Crystal Walker

Amount Raised

$6,225

 

104% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

wendy kozak

Amount Raised

$6,060

 

202% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pip and Mick Palmer

Amount Raised

$6,000

 

100% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Madeleine Timin

Amount Raised

$5,445

 

156% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Kollman

Amount Raised

$5,291

 

176% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Branden, Mandy, Mason & Everett Banks

Branden, Mandy, Mason & Everett Banks

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

David & Pam White

David & Pam White

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Nutech Enterprises, INC

Nutech Enterprises, INC

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Darryl Christner

Darryl Christner

DONATION: $364

4 years ago

Daryl Woodard/SageNet

Daryl Woodard/SageNet

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

James & Karen Moss

James & Karen Moss

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Paula Bailey

Paula Bailey

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Gina Webb

Gina Webb

DONATION: $50

In memory of Dr. MIchael Shaw 4 years ago

Greg and Lori Wilson

Greg and Lori Wilson

DONATION: $50

Your the best Crystal, we are proud of you. 4 years ago