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Maria MacLellan's Fundraiser:

Project Purple Dallas Full & 1/2 Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT: 2015 Dallas Marathon

EVENT DATE: Dec 13, 2015

Maria MacLellan

THE STORY:

Our family friend Kathleen Gandy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012. By chance (or was it?), a few weeks after her diagnosis, I came across the Project Purple team tent at a half marathon in Fairfield CT and they gave me solace. Since then, I have followed their campaign to beat pancreatic cancer through their running fundraisers. Sadly, I've learned of friends whose family members have died of pancreatic cancer including Scott's father, Liz's mother, Rick's uncle, Regina and Mary's grandmother and others on Tonia's Blog.

I have been a supportive spectator of Project Purple on facebook and at a few Boston Marathons. I finally decided to cross the start line myself and run for a Project Purple event. I have been accepted on their Dallas 1/2 Marathon and Marathon Team. I'll be running 13.1 miles on December 13. Our friend Kathleen died on December 31, '13 and I'd like to dedicate my 13s to her memory and prayers for a cure.

Help me out with this cause and consider donating $1 or $2 a mile, that is $13.10 or $26.20, or whatever your heart and wallet suggests. Thank you for your tax deductable support to Project Purple to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

(Pictures: Me running kilted mile race in NH ; Project Purple logo; Cheeseburger in Paradise, New Orleans 2002 - Kathleen G. at far left and baby Maggie; Kathleen Gandy Impact event - Maggie now 14; Project Purple runners Boston Marathon 2015; Me as Boston Marathon spectator 2015)

PROJECT PURPLE wrote -

Join us in our first ever Dallas Marathon! Dating back to 1971, the organization hosts year-round events culminating with Dallas’ largest and Texas’ oldest running marathon: the Dallas Marathon. Now in its 45th running, the marquee property attracts runners from across the globe and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Dallas’ largest single-day sporting event.

 

Project Purple is running in this race to raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer. We use funds raised in all our races to support our three main programs: research, patient aid, and scholarships.

 

$1,059

MONEY RAISED
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  • Pauline & Steve MacLellan

    $500

  • Eleanor and Ignatius

    $65.50

  • Gail

    $39.30

  • Bentley Foundation

    $100

  • Virginia R Kershaw

    $36

  • Candy and Gigi

    $39

  • Kelly Zanghi-Clark

    $25

  • Barbara Fox

    $50

  • Therese Langlois

     

  • Lisa Boone

    $50

  • Regina, Rick and Eliza Bell

    $45

  • Christine Carey

    $20

  • Kelly O'Hern

    $20

  • Peggy c/o Barrington Carmel

    $20

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106% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $5,948 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Erin Schamber

Amount Raised

$1,705

Fundraiser Title

Rona Holmes

Amount Raised

$1,320

 

132% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maria MacLellan

Amount Raised

$1,059

 

106% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kim Simpson

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Smith

Amount Raised

$864

 

123% Raised of $700 Goal

Fundraiser Title

PROJECT PURPLE

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Smith

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Sandra Floyd

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Christine Carey

Christine Carey

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Kelly O'Hern

Kelly O'Hern

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Peggy c/o Barrington Carmel

Peggy c/o Barrington Carmel

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Regina, Rick and Eliza Bell

Regina, Rick and Eliza Bell

DONATION: $45

In Memory of Margaret Germershausen....thank you Maria for running for a cure! 3 years ago

Lisa Boone

Lisa Boone

DONATION: $50

In loving memory, and thankfulness, of Kathleen Gandy. 3 years ago

Therese Langlois

Therese Langlois

Run, Maria, Run! 3 years ago

Barbara Fox

Barbara Fox

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kelly Zanghi-Clark

Kelly Zanghi-Clark

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Candy and Gigi

Candy and Gigi

DONATION: $39

Good luck! Run MEOW run :) 3 years ago

Virginia R Kershaw

Virginia R Kershaw

DONATION: $36

I think it is great Pancreatic Cancer is getting the attention and support long overdue. Good luck with your Dallas family cheering you on. 3 years ago