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Project Purple OC Marathon Team

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April 25, 2016

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT: The U.S. Bank OC Marathon and Half Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Christine Barron and Jennifer Clauss

THE STORY:

“If you want to go fast, go alone, If you want to go far, go together.” -African Proverb

Hi everyone!

I am now sharing this page with my sister! As of today, 4/25, she is officially running the OC Half Marathon! This is now OUR page, and together, we are running in honor of our dad, Phil Howard.

We lost him in May 2014 to Pancreatic Cancer. He was diagnosed March 1, and the next three months were a devastating whirlwind.  We saw this terrible disease mercilessly take a precious life.  Unfortunately, we are not alone in this experience and there are so many families who face this disease.  That’s why Jennifer and I are proud to play a role in changing this.  So many of you have donated to the cause, and we are so grateful YOU are fighting with us!! Thank you so much!! The support has blown us away!

 It’s almost been two years since we’ve lost him, and there is not a day that goes by he isn’t deeply missed.  Our dad was one of a kind: quirky, compassionate, kind…he was passionate about everything he cared about, and since 1977 his number one was God.  My sister was born that year (Sorry to sell you out on your age, Jen), and I was born in 1980 so our entire lives he grew in this relationship and continually shared that with us. We had a front row seat in watching God continually use someone to share His message of love and peace.  Our dad never stopped spreading the gospel because he was such a loving and giving person.  He felt like he had found something so deep, profound, and life- changing that he had to share it with others.

God’s Grace was something he was particularly passionate about, especially in the last several years of his life.  He had grasped it in a new way, and he felt true freedom and rest that God’s will was out of his hands.  He wanted to be open to whatever God had for him, and he was honored to serve Him in any capacity.  His favorite verse was Romans 8:28:

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.”

He quoted this verse regularly, even in his final days of being able to speak… He believed it to the core. Seeing someone faithfully love God and believe that his life has purpose while his body is dying is transforming.  Life on earth is temporary, but it matters.  We don’t take our health for granted.  Every day we fight to be strong and healthy to live our lives to the fullest. 

Thanks daddy, for being such an example to us.  This is for you!!!

Click on the link below to watch the slide show we played at his memorial:

** Phil Howard slide show**

To learn more about pancreatic cancer, click on the link below:

http://www.run4projectpurple.org/about/pancreatic-cancer-stats/

$1,695

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sonia

     

  • Aunt Willy

    $25

  • Melissa Abby

     

  • Sarah Adkins

    $50

  • Yvette Nejedly

    $25

  • Dave Rolph

    $250

  • The Hein Family

     

  • Candace Colomac

    $20

  • The Huffmans

     

  • Karen and Michael Mudgett

    $100

  • Himes family

     

  • Doug and Lydia McLaughlin

     

  • Molly & Mike Mecka

     

  • Ruby Dhillon-Williams

     

  • Nikki Walker

    $100

  • Kevin C

     

  • Tony & Heidi Brown

    $250

  • The Camerino's

    $50

  • Phil Howard

    $25

  • Joe & Colleen Clauss

     

  • Jennifer Epp

    $25

  • Donovan family

    $50

  • Barron's

     

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The Team: $57,778 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kristi Devert

Amount Raised

$20,150

 

101% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie Weiss

Amount Raised

$10,052

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Gallo

Amount Raised

$8,141

 

407% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carole Wilson

Amount Raised

$3,505

Fundraiser Title

Marc Bonfeld

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Schell

Amount Raised

$1,315

Fundraiser Title

Brian Reeves

Amount Raised

$1,225

 

123% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Barron's

Barron's

2 years ago

Donovan family

Donovan family

DONATION: $50

My sweet friend , you got this! Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us , looking to Jesus the founder and perfect or of our faith Hebrews12:1 Love You!! 2 years ago

Jennifer Epp

Jennifer Epp

DONATION: $25

So proud of you! 2 years ago

Joe & Colleen Clauss

Joe & Colleen Clauss

In Loving Memory of Phil Howard 2 years ago

Phil Howard

Phil Howard

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Camerino's

The Camerino's

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tony & Heidi Brown

Tony & Heidi Brown

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Kevin C

Kevin C

2 years ago

Nikki Walker

Nikki Walker

DONATION: $100

We're so proud of you...best of luck! 2 years ago

Ruby Dhillon-Williams

Ruby Dhillon-Williams

2 years ago