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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: Apr 24, 2016

Rene DiPietro

THE STORY:

Everyone has a bucket list, and number one on mine is to run a marathon. I've done two half marathons, but I’ve been hesitant to sign up for a full. Recently, I learned about charities that provide the opportunity to run for a cause. After a little research I learned about Project Purple.  

Many people have a family tragedy or experience that brings somber memories. For me personally, it was hearing of my Aunt Connie's cancer diagnosis. The memory is the most vivid one from my high school years. I entered through the front door to see my sweet little Yiayia with the phone up to her ear, tears in her eyes, and panic on her face as she turned to me and practically whimpered, "Connie has pancreatic cancer." Her baby sister, 11 years younger, had just been diagnosed.

Needless to say it was hard seeing our special Aunt go through this. Watching her handle it with such grace was nothing short of inspiring. She gathered her jewelry to pass down to us girls, wrote her own obituary to be sure no one was forgotten, and asked we never acknowledge the inappropriate number she celebrated as her last birthday.

I’m humbled at the opportunity to run for Project Purple and bring awareness to one of the most deadly kinds of cancer. Project Purple has one mission: to beat pancreatic cancer. They are making strides towards this goal by raising funds for research, providing assistance to those affected by the financial burdens of this terrible disease, and rewarding scholarships to future medical students.  I’m running for my uncle who lost his wife, my cousins who lost their mom, and the grandchildren who never had the chance to meet her. 

My sisters and I still receive compliments every time we wear her necklaces, a small reminder she remains with us. For me, running for a charity puts training into perspective; knowing the battle I’m pursuing is nothing compared to the one others have fought. Help Project Purple and me reach our goals, to beat cancer and cross the finish line.

 

PROJECT PURPLE

For more information about Project Purple and how you can 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

$3,255

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dad

    $50

  • Emily Milone

    $20

  • Mom

    $50

  • Kevin Darcy

    $25

  • Judy Coletta

    $30

  • Theo and Auntie Mari

    $250

  • Adam Tragellis

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Alex Tragellis

    $50

  • Olivia Constantina and Robert Eli

    $75

  • Susan Wade

    $50

  • Eric and Stace

    $50

  • John, Carol, Joe and Mike

    $200

  • Rich and Susan

    $50

  • bob and lois

    $50

  • Melissa

    $25

  • Emily and Nick Babinsky

    $25

  • Karen Munkley

    $100

  • The Nortons

    $50

  • Steve & Lori Connolly

    $50

  • Pamela and David Aieta

    $50

  • Lauryn MacIsaac

    $20

  • Kat

    $30

  • Randi and Skip

    $100

  • Jenna Furey

     

  • Rachel

    $25

  • Maria

    $75

  • Paula and Michael Farrell

    $50

  • Natalie Efstathiou

    $40

  • Kayla Martin

     

  • Joanne Whalen

    $50

  • The Bonanni's

    $50

  • Troy Troxler

    $50

  • Lindsey

    $30

  • Steph

    $20

  • Gladys and Randi DiPietro

    $50

  • Kerry Boulougouras

    $45

  • Painchaud

    $50

  • Rene DiPietro

    $25

  • Craft Beer

    $110

  • Reach Yoga San Diego

    $155

  • Cait

    $30

  • Mary Kate Stille

    $100

  • Rita and Jack McCue

    $50

  • The Tuckers

    $25

  • Lisa Falco Jerahian

    $25

  • Integrity Municipal Systems

    $100

  • RideOn Cycling, Fitness & Yoga

    $50

  • Notification

    $50

  • Corinne Mitchell

    $100

  • Kelly Carr

    $25

  • Annie O

    $25

  • Julia Yee

    $25

  • Lois Lindenfelzer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sotirios Kassapidis

    $250

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109% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $11,925 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Sandra Timpano

Amount Raised

$4,065

 

136% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rene DiPietro

Amount Raised

$3,255

 

109% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Johnson

Amount Raised

$2,285

 

127% Raised of $1,800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cynthia Burris

Amount Raised

$1,800

 

90% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sylvia Hawthorne

Amount Raised

$520

 

29% Raised of $1,800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

PROJECT PURPLE

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sotirios Kassapidis

Sotirios Kassapidis

DONATION: $250

Aunt Connie 10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

In memory of Connie. 1 year ago

Lois Lindenfelzer

Lois Lindenfelzer

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Julia Yee

Julia Yee

DONATION: $25

Good luck Rene!! 1 year ago

Annie O

Annie O

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Kelly Carr

Kelly Carr

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Corinne Mitchell

Corinne Mitchell

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Notification

Notification

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

RideOn Cycling, Fitness & Yoga

RideOn Cycling, Fitness & Yoga

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Integrity Municipal Systems

Integrity Municipal Systems

DONATION: $100

2 years ago