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Doing It 4 Dad

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: Julia

EVENT: 2016 Pioneer Program

EVENT DATE: Apr 10, 2016

Kristi Edleson

THE STORY:

This year, pancreatic cancer is expected to surpass breast cancer to become the THIRD leading cause of cancer related death in the United States and predicted to become the SECOND leading cause of death of cancer related death by 2020.  This is not acceptable.

In October 2015, my dad Bruce, was diagnonsed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.  On Novmeber 12th 2015, my dad lost his battle.  If anyone could have beaten this disease it would have been my dad, but he didn't even get the chance to fight!

So now it's our turn to fight!  

Last year my friend and college teammate Julia ran the Philadelphia Love Half-Marthon to raise money for Project Purple, because her father Carl, was battleing Pancreatic Cancer.  Unfortunately, Carl lost his fight with this terrible disease in August 2015.  This year I will join Jules to honor both of our fathers, and help prevent this tragedy from happening to more families.

 Project Purple is an organization that raises money not only for pancreatic cancer research and academic scholarships, but also for financial aid to support families who struggle to support themselves.  Cancer can tear apart a family’s financial stability and ruin the small comforts that were once just daily routines.  For this reason I joined the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Project Purple, because it  Project Purple has people like me running all over the country in various marathons raising awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer.  More information can be found at www.run4projectpurple.or

Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Mary, sister Roz, and only daughter Kristi.  He had a one of kind sense of humor, and his corny jokes will be missed by all.  Bruce worked in scientific sales, but his true passion was fundraising.  He was actively involved in his synagogue’s capital campaign, and was helping them to rapidly hit their goals.  Following in my father’s footsteps, I hope to channel my inner Bruce and help our team to exceed our mark.

Carl was a father to five children and three grandchildren, a big brother to four, an accomplished surgeon, and a life-long Boy Scout and outdoorsman.  Like Bruce, Carl is certainly remembered for his sense of humor.  While the two never met, we are sure they would have gotten along wonderfully!  

Julia and I will be joined by 11 other teammates to run this Half-Marathon, and we are asking for your support.  Help us to reach our goal, because every dollar counts!  If we can even give one daughter, one more day with her father, then we have been successful! 

Warmly, 

Kristi Edleson & Julia Valenziano

 

$7,203

MONEY RAISED
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  • Paul & Steph

    $50

  • Janet & Steve

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Lauryn Brown

    $25

  • Laura Klick

     

  • Elaine Liu

    $25

  • Neera

     

  • Elizabeth Kennedy

    $25

  • Laura Munn

    $20

  • Caleb and Tina

    $100

  • Ashley Collins

    $25

  • Christina Hurley

     

  • Elaine & Dave Hurley

     

  • Lawrence & Jamie Shemesh

    $250

  • Spencer & Elonia

    $100

  • Sandy & Dave Halbstein

     

  • Aunt Rosalind

    $100

  • Ali Polhill

    $25

  • Jordi Douglas

    $250

  • Melanie Green Cassells

    $25

  • Jeannine Wool

    $50

  • Blair Webb

    $50

  • Robert Gallacher

    $100

  • Brenda and Steve Cuomo

    $100

  • Judi Gordon

    $25

  • Sutton Pakenham-Laltrello

    $20

  • Lindsay Lawless

    $25

  • Yasmine Tebha

    $50

  • Elyssa

    $50

  • Cathy Formisano

    $25

  • Dee

    $100

  • The LaMoreaux Family

    $100

  • Kristina & Drew Gracia

    $50

  • The Kozlenko Family

    $100

  • Meaghan Kwarcinski

    $20

  • Nicole Gentile

    $25

  • Mark Chu-Carroll

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • yoonie kim

    $50

  • Kristi Edelson = Big Heart

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Robin Snipes

    $25

  • Steinke Family

    $25

  • Andy Yang

    $25

  • PWSD alum

    $10

  • Peter & Martha Hanley

    $100

  • Sam Van Doran

    $65

  • The Van Doran Family

    $100

  • Diane Gurry

    $25

  • Jerry and Marla

    $25

  • Tamas

    $25

  • Scott & Cindy Battreall

    $36

  • John

    $50

  • Jill Carbone

    $50

  • The Orem Family

    $100

  • The Bruckner's

    $10

  • Sharon Kirschner

    $50

  • Laura

    $50

  • Christopher Tamas

    $100

  • Sarah Barnes

     

  • Larry and Nancy Lonky

    $25

  • richard dachtera

    $25

  • Dennis & Lesley

     

  • Jeff Rosen

    $250

  • Linda Bauer

    $25

  • The Holzinger family

    $150

  • Adrian

    $100

  • The Starr Family

    $50

  • The A team !! Aaliyah,Aaiden and Aarianna and cousin Janet

    $50

  • The Angelichio Family

    $50

  • The Pappas Family

    $100

  • The Petro Family

    $1,000

  • Karen Filler

    $25

  • Sheryl Levine

    $25

  • Susan A. Cember

    $25

  • Robert M. LoAlbo

    $25

  • Michael Marschner

    $30

  • Cathy and Dick Murray

    $50

  • Gary Z & Katrina E

    $60

  • Jason Katcher

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ryan McLoughlin

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Annie McCotter

    $20

  • Aunt Joan

    $36

  • Brendan Breen

    $50

  • Brett and Kash

    $100

  • Bob and Ellen

    $100

  • Amy Gertig

    $25

  • John & Jean Agni

    $50

  • Ann Marie Chalmers

    $25

  • Angela Ross

    $25

  • Leonard Family

    $100

  • Rebecca Aiello

    $100

  • The Vlicky Family

     

  • Mom

    $500

  • Susan Boehm

    $25

  • Helena Spence

    $25

  • The Aglieco Family

     

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240% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $12,114 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kristi Edleson

Amount Raised

$7,203

 

240% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julia Valenziano

Amount Raised

$2,750

 

92% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elise Bowe

Amount Raised

$700

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Hughes

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Megan Milavec

Amount Raised

$400

Fundraiser Title

Michele Abramson

Amount Raised

$236

Fundraiser Title

Haleigh Zillges

Amount Raised

$160

Fundraiser Title

Monjira Biswas

Amount Raised

$65

Donor Comments

The Aglieco Family

The Aglieco Family

In Memory of our friend Bruce 1 year ago

Helena Spence

Helena Spence

DONATION: $25

What a wonderful thing you are doing in honor of Dad. RIP Bruceâ 1 year ago

Susan Boehm

Susan Boehm

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $500

Your Dad would be so proud! He will be with you all 13.1 miles! 1 year ago

The Vlicky Family

The Vlicky Family

1 year ago

Rebecca Aiello

Rebecca Aiello

DONATION: $100

Love you Kristi 1 year ago

Leonard Family

Leonard Family

DONATION: $100

Go Bears and Quakers! 1 year ago

Angela Ross

Angela Ross

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Bruce, former colleague and friend at Bio-Rad Laboratories 1 year ago

Ann Marie Chalmers

Ann Marie Chalmers

DONATION: $25

Way to go Kristi! 1 year ago

John & Jean Agni

John & Jean Agni

DONATION: $50

He was a great friend and colleague. Miss him all the time. 1 year ago