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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT: 2016 Pioneer Program

EVENT DATE: Sep 06, 2015

Kara Lawrence

THE STORY:

My mom passed away this past winter three weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The cancer was diagnosed when she returned to the hospital for further testing after being treated for a blood clot in her lungs. Unfortunately when diagnosed, the cancer was too far along for chemotherapy or other treatments to provide any benefit. She faced the cancer with the same grace, beauty and humor that she lived her life.  

A few facts about pancreatic cancer ... Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths and 85% of those diagnosed die within a year and 94% die within five years. No early detection methods have been discovered. A 55% increase in pancreatic cancer cases is predicted over the next two decades.

While we made the best of the three weeks we had with my mom, it was far too short a time. We were very fortunate to have the support of many family and friends as well as a wonderful team of people from the Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  

As I learned about pancreatic cancer and the impacts it has on people and their families, I wanted to do something in memory of my mom to help others who face this disease. Project Purple allows people like me to run at events across the country to raise funds to 1) support research on pancreatic cancer 2) help pancreatic patients and their families pay living, medical and travel expenses and 3) support high achieving undergraduate students who have been effected by the loss of a parent or grandparent to pancreatic cancer.

On September 6th, I am running the Magnificent Mile Women's Half Marathon in memory of my mom. I would greatly appreciate your support in cheering me on or donating to Project Purple.  All donations are tax deductible.

$7,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Theo Williams

    $13

  • Jackie Sherman

    $25

  • Dawn & Eddie Gershman

     

  • Andy Shafer Family

     

  • Noreen & Bob Mattis

    $100

  • Warren & Betty

    $200

  • Michelle Xheka

     

  • Rishi, Suchi and Sanya

    $25

  • Chris Lawrence

     

  • Katie & Taras

     

  • The Bufano Family

    $50

  • R. Henry Kleeman and Joan Boughton

    $1,000

  • Kirkland and Ellis Foundation

    $2,000

  • Mark and Bo Tomkins

    $500

  • The Johnson & Cotton Family

     

  • Tony and Kathy Buscemi

     

  • Michelle and Dan Wellington

     

  • Matthew Kilmer, Eidlin-Kilmer and Assoc

    $250

  • Darren Williams

     

  • Shana and Craig Despres

     

  • Erica Meyer

    $100

  • Judith B. Karsten

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • David & Karen Kelsey

     

  • Lori and Bill Sheldon

     

  • Sara Mattis

     

  • Frangetto/ Uchoa de Paula Family

     

  • William Schwartz

     

  • Michele Lawrence, Asif, Sam, Noor & Ebrahim Shah

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dave, Lucy, and Emma Heo

    $100

  • Jeff Dailey

     

  • The Houtman/Schmit Family

    $100

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189% Raised of $4,000 Goal

The Team: $7,550 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kara Lawrence

Amount Raised

$7,350

 

184% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Warren Williams

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

The Houtman/Schmit Family

The Houtman/Schmit Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jeff Dailey

Jeff Dailey

3 years ago

Dave, Lucy, and Emma Heo

Dave, Lucy, and Emma Heo

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Michele Lawrence, Asif, Sam, Noor & Ebrahim Shah

Michele Lawrence, Asif, Sam, Noor & Ebrahim Shah

DONATION: $200

Mom / Meme - May the sun shine warmly on your face as you sit in a garden that would have inspired Monet to paint. We miss you every day! Love Asif, Michele, Noor, Ebrahim & Sam 3 years ago

William Schwartz

William Schwartz

3 years ago

Frangetto/ Uchoa de Paula Family

Frangetto/ Uchoa de Paula Family

3 years ago

Sara Mattis

Sara Mattis

3 years ago

Lori and Bill Sheldon

Lori and Bill Sheldon

She was an amazing woman with a beautiful smile and personality! 3 years ago

David & Karen Kelsey

David & Karen Kelsey

3 years ago