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Project Purple Chicago 2016

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Marathon Weekend and PASSING GOALS!!!
October 08, 2016

It's race weekend in Chicago!!! My mom and I flew up Thursday morning before Hurricane Mathew hit (safe wishes to everyone impacted by the storm)  See more
Alexandra Bishop

THE STORY:

Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer related deaths and is projected to be the 2nd by 2020. In spite of these deadly statistics, however, it is the least funded of the top 10 cancer killers.

My mom is a pancreas doctor at Mayo Clinic Florida, and I've grown up hearing stories at the dinner table every night about her patients and their amazing courage and strength in the face of near unbeatable odds. I've gone with her on trips to Washington DC to lobby Congress to give more financial support to pancreas cancer research through the NIH and the National Cancer Institute. This is a personal fight for our family. 

I'm not a doctor or a researcher, and sometimes I feel like I'm just one person, a teenager, what difference could I possibly make? But I'm healthy and can run. I can train and get stronger. I can spread the news and raise awareness through running the Chicago Marathon, and hopefully raise money to contribute to the cause of pancreas cancer research. Together with other advocates, we can make a difference. 

I'm 16 years old, the youngest age allowed in the marathon. I'm a high school student at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. I row on the varsity girls crew team, am a member of student council and my hobby is photography. I ran a half marathon last year and came in second place in my age group. I know with your support, we can make a difference for pancreas cancer!

 

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$2,255

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren Bishop

    $100

  • Yooree Ha

    $50

  • Sears

    $50

  • Victoria Gomez

    $50

  • Sunil Sheth

    $50

  • Vermont Gardners

    $50

  • Mell Bridges

    $100

  • Justin Nguyen

    $100

  • Daniel Yip

    $50

  • Margaret Johnson

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • J Mark and Barbara C McKinney

     

  • John and Lila Cangemi

    $50

  • Edwards Family

    $200

  • Georgina & Chris Lewis

    $100

  • Thea, Jason and Carsyn Campbell

    $100

  • Charlie Johnson

    $5

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jeff Garland

    $100

  • Jeff Garland

    $100

  • Grandma Kay

    $100

  • Erika Maniatis

    $50

  • Lisa Brumble

    $100

  • Todd Lewis

    $50

  • The Pillai Family

    $50

  • Judy Jaeger and Joel Kabak

    $100

  • Mark Bishop

    $250

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113% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $136,504 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Team Mike

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452% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Annie Fairman

Amount Raised

$5,350

 

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Katie Neustadter DeSalle

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Amir and Ami Chima

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Laurie Roth

Amount Raised

$4,517

 

226% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Mark Bishop

Mark Bishop

DONATION: $250

So proud of you Alexandra for your generosity in helping others. Good luck in running your first marathon that you trained so hard for! Love you! Dad. 2 years ago

Judy Jaeger and Joel Kabak

Judy Jaeger and Joel Kabak

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Pillai Family

The Pillai Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Todd Lewis

Todd Lewis

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lisa Brumble

Lisa Brumble

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Erika Maniatis

Erika Maniatis

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Grandma Kay

Grandma Kay

DONATION: $100

Proud of you and your heart for others! 2 years ago

Jeff Garland

Jeff Garland

DONATION: $100

For Dr. Asbun for going above and beyond in his care of my dad 2 years ago

Jeff Garland

Jeff Garland

DONATION: $100

To thank Dr. Michele Lewis for going above and beyond in her care for my father 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago