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Kurt Koestler

Kurt Koestler
Falcon Heights, MN United States
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My sister-in-law Debbie died of pancreatic cancer in January 2016. She was 53. She was diagnosed in April of the previous year and tried very hard to get healthy. While told she would likely die from the disease, she did not accept that. She had three daughters, the youngest still in high school, and felt she had to do all she could to live. She sought out various treatments and committed to a strictly regimented diet. It wasn’t easy. The disease ultimately claimed her life and left a hole in our family.

Before Debbie was diagnosed, I hadn't realized that pancreatic cancer is ranked as the 3rd deadliest form of cancer. The survival rate is only 9% after 5 years. It is estimated that 54,000 people will be diagnosed this year in the US alone, with 75% of patients dying within 6 months.

I miss Debbie. She was one of the most kind, loving, selfless and faith-full people I had ever known. I am running to raise awareness and funds to support finding a cure for this terrible disease. My goal is to raise $1,250. Please help me in this cause.





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Kurt Koestler's Fundraisers

Grandma's Marathon 2018 - Project Purple

Grandma's Marathon 2018…

Amount Raised:



52% Raised of $1,250 Goal