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Running for Sandy: Project Purple

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: Wood

EVENT: 38th Annual Lincoln Marathon

EVENT DATE: May 03, 2015

Sam Wood

THE STORY:

Melissa Wood wrote -

We are running in the LIncoln 1/2 Marathon in honor of Gary's mom (Melissa's mother-in-law) Sandy.  Sandy is 65, and was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer right before Thanksgiving, this past November 2014.  She had not been feeling quite herself for a few months.  By the time they found the cancer, it was already stage 4, and incurable.  Sandy is now receiving hospice care in her home in Alaska.  To be honest, our family is still in shock that this is happening.  When we found out that the Lincoln Marathon was partnering with Project Purple to raise money for Pancreatic cancer this year, we saw it as a message from God that we were to be a part of this team.  It is a helpless feeling to see your loved one suffer.  We want to be able to do our part in helping find a cure for this terrible disease.  

Project Purple is a non-profit organization, created with the goal of raising awareness and funding to help defeat pancreatic cancer. Its primary objective is to support patients and families who have been directly affected by this disease.  

Pancreatic cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancer killers and the least funded of the top 10 cancers.  It is the only cancer in the top 10 killers with a single digit survival rate.  94% of people will die within 5 years of being diagnosed.  There are currently NO early detection methods.  

Our goal as a team is to raise $1000 by race day (May 3).  We would love it if you would consider donating to this cause which is so close to our hearts right now.  

*If you would prefer to write a check rather than pay online, please make it out to Project Purple with 'Gary or Melissa Wood' in the memo section with 'Lincoln 2015' next to it.  You can mail checks to the main office at:

Project Purple, 141 South Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT 06403

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$2,070

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sam Wood

    $200

  • Bill Hutchison

    $100

  • timothy titus

    $100

  • Jack and Sony Phillips

    $100

  • Maria (Luis) Magerowski

    $25

  • Johnny and Julie Nichols

     

  • Terry Tramp

    $200

  • Keith and Michelle Jones

    $70

  • Propst Family

    $10

  • Yvette Wilkins

    $150

  • Bob Pfeil

    $25

  • Dan Werkmeister

    $100

  • John & Karen Poulsen

    $40

  • Bruce and Jan McCurtain

    $250

  • angela simpson

    $50

  • Dan, Linda, Tiff and Alex

    $50

  • Bob Pillion

    $100

  • Dale, Shelia, Mikah, & Logan Skinner

    $200

  • Gary and Sharon Dahlen

    $100

  • Larry & Jeanne Hatswell

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,055 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Sam Wood

Amount Raised

$2,070

Fundraiser Title

Gary Wood

Amount Raised

$1,490

 

30% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Wood Family

Amount Raised

$1,445

 

29% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Larry & Jeanne Hatswell

Larry & Jeanne Hatswell

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Gary and Sharon Dahlen

Gary and Sharon Dahlen

DONATION: $100

Sam -- She was/is a true angel! I'me sure she already has her line out in the rivers of heaven. 3 years ago

Dale, Shelia, Mikah, & Logan Skinner

Dale, Shelia, Mikah, & Logan Skinner

DONATION: $200

Queen of the Russian, always in our hearts. Here's to the fish we will catch..... 3 years ago

Bob Pillion

Bob Pillion

DONATION: $100

Sam, my thoughts are with you at this sad time. Sounds like Sandy lived a full and busy life and a very giving life. May you fine peace. 3 years ago

Dan, Linda, Tiff and Alex

Dan, Linda, Tiff and Alex

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

angela simpson

angela simpson

DONATION: $50

I worked with Sandy on the ARS Radar site project. She was a very special person who made a difference in my life. Fish On Forever Sandy! 3 years ago

Bruce and Jan McCurtain

Bruce and Jan McCurtain

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

John & Karen Poulsen

John & Karen Poulsen

DONATION: $40

Very sorry to hear about Sandy's death; haven' see her since HS but always thought a lot of her. God bless your family. 3 years ago

Dan Werkmeister

Dan Werkmeister

DONATION: $100

What an amazing woman, she taught me a ton as a young lieutenant and as a husband and father. Fish on! 3 years ago

Bob Pfeil

Bob Pfeil

DONATION: $25

Sandy was a great coworker and a great person. 3 years ago