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Project Purple NYC 2013

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Claire Sanderson

THE STORY:

My name is Claire Sanderson and I'm running the NYC Marathon for Project Purple for my grandma, Margaret Bingham, who passed away last May from fighting a long, hard battle with pancreatic cancer. 

 

My grandma was a wonderful person, funny and full of life and had so many friends at her bingo club. She loved to knit, and the sweaters I have from her are still the warmest I've ever known. She adored tigers and had a mad passion for Liverpool Football Club. She doted on her grandchildren, always around for Katie, little Michael and myself whenever we needed a hug, a call or a plate of her famous Lancashire Hot Pot! 

Grandma became very sick in 2010, losing weight rapidly, unable to keep any food in her body. She was diagnosed with and treated for many illnesses, but her symptoms wore on, and doctors were baffled. Finally, after being rushed into hospital after the Christmas of 2011 when I last saw her, Grandma was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February 2012. Due to the amount of time it took to diagnose, the cancer had spread and become untreatable. I was studying in New York at the time and due to next return to England for a week after I graduated in June and I was reassured by my family that Grandma would still be around then, However, I took a chance and used my spring break vacation in March 2012 to come back to England to see her again. She was very sick, but still laughing and joking, watching game shows on TV and talking to the screen. I returned to New York and finished school, getting regular updates from my family. The day after I finished my final classes, my mum called me to tell me that my lovely, strong Grandma had passed away and was no longer in pain. The Liverpool FC anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone" was played at her funeral. 

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose as it presents with the same symptoms as stomach flu. There are very few treatment options available. It took two years to diagnose my Grandma, and she was suffering for the whole time. This is UNACCEPTABLE. More needs to be done to research this cancer, which has a 3% survival rate longer than 5 years. 

A marathon is something I've wanted to do for a long time. Pancreatic cancer is hereditary, so I am running for my Grandma, but also for my family's future. 

Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancers and the least funded of the top 10 cancer killers today. We need to do more - we have lost one too many friends, family and loved ones to this evil cancer.

$3,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Becky Jackson

    $15

  • Sue Sanderson

    $200

  • Jen Morris

    $20

  • ron sanderson

    $200

  • Linda and David Suter.

    $30

  • asra housing group

    $120

  • Jessie Sanderson

    $20

  • Helen Beetham

    $10

  • Linda Carter

    $10

  • Nottingham University Sensory Panel

    $100

  • Alison eivors

    $10

  • Janebags

    $26

  • Maureen and David Leitch

    $50

  • Madhu Madhani,Prina Gohil,Tanveer Mir

    $18

  • Elaine Oliver

    $20

  • roy sanderson

     

  • Carol Bramley

    $10

  • Ray and Rikke

    $30

  • GMT Fundraiser

    $210

  • friends of claire

    $400

  • Alfred Sayegh

    $50

  • Sami, Dan & Friends

    $200

  • Sami Wendell

    $50

  • Suzie and Justin Langton

    $20

  • mum and dad

    $300

  • Paul Suter

    $50

  • Charlotte & James

    $20

  • Louise Hewson

    $20

  • ZWS

    $26

  • Claire Sanderson

    $750

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100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $110,553 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Jim McDonald

Amount Raised

$9,636

 

321% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Mike Howard

Amount Raised

$8,015

 

160% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Nilo

Amount Raised

$7,561

 

126% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mandie Renner and Crystal Walker

Amount Raised

$6,225

 

104% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

wendy kozak

Amount Raised

$6,060

 

202% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Pip and Mick Palmer

Amount Raised

$6,000

 

100% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Madeleine Timin

Amount Raised

$5,445

 

156% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Kollman

Amount Raised

$5,291

 

176% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Claire Sanderson

Claire Sanderson

DONATION: $750

4 years ago

ZWS

ZWS

DONATION: $26

You've done such a wonderful job, Claire, and for such a wonderful cause. Congratulations on your accomplishment thus far! 4 years ago

Louise Hewson

Louise Hewson

DONATION: $20

Amazing achievement Claire 4 years ago

Charlotte & James

Charlotte & James

DONATION: $20

Well done on your achievement! 4 years ago

Paul Suter

Paul Suter

DONATION: $50

This is brilliant - many, many congratulations Clara, it's great that you've achieved this for a cause so demonstrably close to your heart. Many, many congratulations! Love Paul xx 4 years ago

mum and dad

mum and dad

DONATION: $300

Congratulations. We are so very proud of you Claire. Lots of love mum and dad.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 4 years ago

Suzie and Justin Langton

Suzie and Justin Langton

DONATION: $20

Good luck clairebear, you'll be amazeballs I know it! :) 4 years ago

Sami Wendell

Sami Wendell

DONATION: $50

Girl! We got this! 4 years ago

Sami, Dan & Friends

Sami, Dan & Friends

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Alfred Sayegh

Alfred Sayegh

DONATION: $50

4 years ago