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Fund Early Detection for Pancreatic Cancer

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BENEFITING: MATTRESS FIRM FOUNDATION

EVENT: #STARTARYOT Challenge

EVENT DATE: Aug 19, 2013

THE STORY:

Our fundraising directly benefits the Translational Genomics Research Institute and their efforts on finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.

 

Why should you care about pancreatic cancer?

It’s the 4th leading cause of cancer related death and it’s projected to jump to #2 as early as 2015.  With a 6% survival rate, you’d think the money would be pouring in to fight this disease, but it’s not.  People have given up.  The Mattress Firm Foundation hasn’t given up.  In fact, we Dream It’s Possible to find a cure in our lifetime.

 

How can we do it?

Simple.  We need you, your friends, your family - your voice to spread hope.  You see, unlike conventional non-profits, we don’t have a staff or a payroll.  We don’t pay rent, phone bills, printer leases or other common overhead costs.  We do this because we know we can make a difference.  What this means is, instead of 20% of every dollar raised going to “overhead” or “fundraising” expenses , we are proud to say 100% of every dollar we raise goes straight to research and clinical trials.

 

Right now, we are in a race against time to raise $1.5M for early detection trials.  Imagine, an early detection method for pancreatic cancer that’s as simple as a mammogram for breast cancer.  This is why pancreatic cancer has such a low survival rate.  Roughly 75% of patients are already in the advanced stages when diagnosed which drastically reduces the already limited treatment options.  Don’t you think it’s time to write a new chapter in cancer history?

 

What do we have that other non-profits don’t?

Passion. People. Partners.  We have an unbridled passion fueled by hope.  If you could meet the people we’ve met, seen the research we’ve seen, or heard the stories we’ve listened to, you would be right there at the top of the passion pyramid.  Our supporters aren’t just individuals that have a friend or loved one affected by pancreatic cancer. They’re people who want to make a difference, people who dream big and move others to do the same, people who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves.  Some of our biggest supporters are the researchers, physicians, oncologists, lab technicians, radiologists and nurses that blaze the trail for a future free of pancreatic cancer.  Our amazing partners at TGen have made award-winning strides in the fight against pancreatic cancer and we want to take it to the next level.

 

What can you do?

Between August 19th and September 24th, we need you to donate, share and motivate.  Any amount gets us one step closer to finding a cure.  The more people you share our cause with the more awareness and support we can raise.  The more you motivate your friends, family, co-workers and even enemies to donate, share and motivate – well, we can move mountains.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,347

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cole Mark

    $25

  • ELLYN DROTZER

    $30

  • Johnny Same Day

    $25

  • Pete & Sharon Smith

    $50

  • Stacy Cashiola

    $50

  • Craig and Amy Bourcier

    $50

  • Jann Wellikson

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris Stephens

    $25

  • VILMA REYES

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Michael Gerlach

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jacob Garza

    $25

  • Holley Kushniryk

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kelly Williams

    $50

  • Clarisa Miranda

    $25

  • Kristel and Will Franklin

    $100

  • A.R. Schoberg

    $100

  • Matt & Karrie Forbes

    $200

  • Sam Smith

    $100

  • BryanC

     

  • nick zito

    $100

  • Viet Nguyen

    $25

  • Michael & Dena Ingram

    $20

  • Steven Burdge

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $180

  • Elaine Nguyen

    $22

  • Kim Vanek

    $100

  • Jason Goodman

    $25

  • Ken Boitz

    $25

  • Jose Robles

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Matt & Melissa Froehlich

    $25

  • Brian Wilson

    $50

  • HASSAN NURMOHAMED (SUN)

    $25

  • Rick and Blenda Helms

    $50

  • Agatha Tran

    $50

  • Joseph Ruffino

    $25

  • The Meanies

    $20

  • Sally Grove

    $25

  • Agatha Tran

    $200

  • Missy Dohm & Trevor Friel

     

  • Kevin Etheridge

    $100

  • COREE GRAHAM

    $30

  • Pat and Peggy Lawrence

    $100

  • Francis Lim

    $25

  • Dee & Karhy Williams

    $250

  • Chad Grant

    $100

  • Ray R. Rodriguez

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Bruegmanns

    $50

  • Giovanni Marquez

    $40

  • Danielle Jones

    $25

  • Brian Wilson

    $50

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $3,347 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

MATTRESS FIRM FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$1,415

Fundraiser Title

Sunni Goodman

Amount Raised

$800

 

80% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karrie Forbes

Amount Raised

$350

Fundraiser Title

Roger Magowitz

Amount Raised

$305

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Le

Amount Raised

$167

Fundraiser Title

Pointsmith

Amount Raised

$100

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Ray Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$100

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MICHAEL INGRAM

Amount Raised

$90

 

9% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

DONATION: $50

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Danielle Jones

Danielle Jones

DONATION: $25

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Giovanni Marquez

Giovanni Marquez

DONATION: $40

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Bruegmanns

Bruegmanns

DONATION: $50

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

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Ray R. Rodriguez

Ray R. Rodriguez

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Chad Grant

Chad Grant

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Dee & Karhy Williams

Dee & Karhy Williams

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Francis Lim

Francis Lim

DONATION: $25

Good work! 4 years ago

Pat and Peggy Lawrence

Pat and Peggy Lawrence

DONATION: $100

4 years ago