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Julia's Run for Pancreatic Cancer Research

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BENEFITING: Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

EVENT DATE: May 16, 2015

Julia

THE STORY:

Dear friends, 

Last fall, I ran the Philadelphia Half Marathon. The day before the race, I was pumped and excited and a little bit terrified, but mostly ready to go. And then I received a text message from one of my best friends, telling me her father had lost his year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. I ran the race the next day and attended his funeral back in New York City the day after. 

Before my friend's dad's diagnosis, I had heard of pancreatic cancer. But I didn't realize how severe it is and how limited the treatment options are. More importantly, I didn't know how little funding pancreatic cancer research receives, especially compared to other forms of cancer. 

While I was running the race in Philly, I decided that if I ever ran another half marathon (which, during miles 8 through 11, was not by any means definite), I would do it for my friend's dad. Every early morning or late evening training run would be in his memory, and every step I took during the actual race would be in his honor. And that's what I've been doing. On May 16, 2015, I'm going to run 13.1 miles through Brooklyn for Harold Jupiter. 

I'm asking you to give a gift to support my race and hopefully change what happens after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The money I raise will be donated to The Lustgarten Foundation, an organization based in New York City that funds scientific and medical research of pancreatic cancer. 100% of every donation that The Lustgarten Center receives goes directly to pancreatic cancer research, including early detection methods, prevention, and treatment.

Hopefully, in a few years, the outcome for people like Harold will be different. But it can't change without your help. Please make a gift to support my race, to support my friend, and to support everyone who has ever lost a loved one to pancreatic cancer. 

Thank you so much! 

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To This Fundraiser

$4,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brian Leung

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Renita Sharma

    $100

  • Ash

    $20

  • Quyen + Nic + Chloe

    $50

  • Beyonce

    $50

  • Meesh

    $30

  • Em & Xander

    $100

  • Ham Cat

    $10

  • Christine

    $26

  • Megan

    $25

  • Brian Van

    $20

  • Emily

    $25

  • Jessica

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • The Alonzo family

    $100

  • Summer C

    $10

  • ibroughtyousomedonations

    $20

  • Jill Ottenberg

    $100

  • Betsy

    $100

  • Sabine

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Megan Feldman

    $50

  • Lili

    $20

  • Liz Blase

     

  • Emily & Stephen

    $25

  • Chris Hammer

    $25

  • Rich

    $100

  • Howard & Johnny

    $50

  • Becky & Dave

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Joe and Beth Green

    $50

  • Eli Miller

     

  • Jennie

    $30

  • Annie Barrett

    $50

  • Leslie Boggs

    $26.20

  • Kelly McGinnis

    $25

  • Alex Skellet

    $100

  • Geri Pizzi

     

  • Kitty and Timmy

    $25

  • Dana Jupiter

    $250

  • Bengal

    $100

  • The Dude

    $250

  • Wes Robinson

    $50

  • Skip & Cher Pizzi

    $100

  • Allison Stafford

    $20

  • Jenna A.

    $25

  • Leslie & Ryan McDonald

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $13.10

  • Tina Jupiter

    $250

  • Liz

     

  • Christie Del Rey-Cone

    $100

  • Theodora Blanchfield

    $25

  • Becca Schendel Norris

    $50

  • Meredith Ritchie

    $20

  • Ian Spain

    $50

  • Amanda Wood

    $25

  • Meg

    $20

  • Pat Pat

    $50

  • Jen

    $285

  • Victoria Melcher

     

  • Edgardo & Natalia

    $100

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104% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Edgardo & Natalia

Edgardo & Natalia

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Victoria Melcher

Victoria Melcher

2 years ago

Jen

Jen

DONATION: $285

2 years ago

Pat Pat

Pat Pat

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Meg

Meg

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Amanda Wood

Amanda Wood

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ian Spain

Ian Spain

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Meredith Ritchie

Meredith Ritchie

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Becca Schendel Norris

Becca Schendel Norris

DONATION: $50

Have a great race, Julia! 2 years ago

Theodora Blanchfield

Theodora Blanchfield

DONATION: $25

2 years ago