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Project Purple Boston 2015

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Jodi Scott via Crowdrise
December 18, 2014

Pancreatic cancer sucks. Let's try to change that! #RunningToBeatPancreaticCancer for #ProjectPurple! #BostonMarathon  See more

BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Jodi Scott

THE STORY:

In 2013, my sister, Elinor Scott, was unable to finish the Boston Marathon because of the terrorist bombing. In 2014, my sister was unable to start the Boston Marathon because she had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. While others spoke of chemo regimens, long-term prognosis, quality of life issues and advancing medical trials, Elinor stayed focused on one goal that kept her motivated in those first months following diagnosis: COMPLETE THE BOSTON MARATHON. A long-distance runner, Boston was everything to her. In 2013 she had run the first 25.4 miles only to be stopped when Boston Police officers escorted her and other runners off the course. Despite feeling like her health was failing, Elinor immediately re-qualified for the 2014 event. Tragically, she was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer on January 6th, 2014.

Crossing the finish line had been her dream. So with the help of family and friends, Elinor sought permission from the race organizers and the Boston Police Department to complete the Boston Marathon despite her diagnosis and deteriorating health. Having recently failed her first line of chemotherapy and undergone surgery to remove her ovaries, getting her to Boston was no small feat. With a carry on full of medications including injections to thin her blood, we ventured out to Boston. Getting to her “start line" of Deerfield and Commonwealth turned into an even greater achievement with all of the security. But she met the designated officers who were two of the kindest individuals. After hugs, words of admiration for my sister, and a photo op, they opened the gate to let my sister on the course. And the crowd--went--wild. Weighing in at maybe 100 pounds and bearing her head scarf and Project Purple hat, it was clear she was no ordinary runner. We sobbed tears of joy and amazement for at least a quarter of a mile as the crowd cheered her on shouting words of encouragement. She needed this. We needed this. For a day the roar of onlookers and well wishers allowed her to forget fears of her illness or doubts about her treatments. Her dampened spirits soared.

My sister passed away on September 12th, 2014, less than five months after crossing the finish line. As I recently ran on my cold windy trails it became clear to me that I needed to run the Boston Marathon for her. So, this year I have been given the incredible opportunity and honor to run the Boston Marathon in remembrance of my sister and in recognition of the thousands of people who are battling pancreatic cancer. I know I will become tearful every time I pass a Boston Police officer as I remember the kindness and love they showed my sister. I am sure I will cry as I reach the final mile of the course as I recall one of the proudest moments I was able to share with my sister in her final year. And I am confident that I will feel my sister’s spirit pushing me every step of the way to the finish line she had worked so incredibly hard to cross. Please help me raise money for Project Purple which funds pancreatic cancer research and supports patients and families dealing with pancreatic cancer, and for my opportunity to celebrate my sister’s spirit by running in the Boston Marathon.

$15,099

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sari Grant

    $28

  • Brian Danielson

    $25

  • Stubby

    $26

  • Don & Roxy Finstad

    $100

  • Andrea Wickersham

    $25

  • Jennifer Franz

    $86

  • Jen and Mark Larsen

    $100

  • Virginia

    $40

  • Kelly Jerstad

    $100

  • Mike and Karen Juvenal

    $25

  • Geraldine Farrell

    $40

  • Julie Timmerman

    $20

  • Rose and Tom Leesch

    $34

  • Richmond Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cathi Scott

    $17

  • Stubby

    $17

  • Jason & Lisa Bosley

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ann & Jeremy Rozeboom

    $100

  • Donna Scott

    $75

  • Jeff Ernst

    $20

  • Heidi Johnson

    $100

  • Amal Salama and Nicholas Lease

    $300

  • Susan Burk

    $50

  • Erinn Williams

    $50

  • Melissa and Brandon Spors

    $200

  • Colette Schwartz

    $25

  • Charlie Gaetze

    $250

  • Brenda Kallemeyn

    $200

  • Jane Peters

    $300

  • Yvonne Oppold

    $150

  • Carly Reiter

    $262

  • Rebecca and Matthew Barker

    $100

  • Maria Palmquist

    $100

  • Les Heddleston

    $200

  • Kimberlee McKay

    $250

  • Elmer & Delores Westerman

    $75

  • Laurie Smith

     

  • Gregg & J.J. Gohl

    $150

  • Sari Grant

    $28

  • Rick Trueman

    $26

  • Ian Keisacker

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $24

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dawn Gough

    $50

  • Kelli Moeller

    $45

  • Becky Holl

    $15

  • Barry White and Stephanie Harr

    $50

  • Jeb and Judy Christensen

    $50

  • George & Stephanie Gongopoulos

     

  • Gleason Lake Elementary Staff

    $140

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Amber Drake

    $50

  • Cindy Stevens

    $85

  • Johnke boys & their mama

    $50

  • Amanda Kappenman

     

  • Dawn Welch

    $50

  • Buck Martha Henry Andrew Edward

    $50

  • Dr. Steve and Kristin Medlin

     

  • Patricia Wirtz Lankhorst

    $120

  • Jean Richard

    $50

  • Jen Tinguely

    $50

  • Annie, Cody and Preslee Siewert

     

  • The Rojas Family

     

  • Greg Rosenberg

    $130

  • Paul Beninga

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Darin Haivala

    $126.20

  • Erica Brooke

    $30

  • Jamie Robson

    $100

  • Caprice Hudson Leighton

    $20

  • Heather Bell

    $50

  • Stephanie and Chris Wentland

    $50

  • Chad and Gretchen Scott

    $100

  • Don and Jackie Choate

    $30

  • liz abt ellenberger

     

  • Michelle Lavallee

    $100

  • Ken moon

    $100

  • Ross and Ellen Beale

    $50

  • Cindy Clark

    $25

  • Luke & Maria Van Oeveren

    $200

  • Judy Davis

    $25

  • Tracy Davies

    $50

  • Brandie Stoner

    $25

  • Shawn Oesterreicher

    $26.20

  • Jamie Calmus

    $20

  • Gracie

    $20

  • Amy St. Aubin

    $26.20

  • Angie Hausvik

    $20

  • Susie Ryks

    $50

  • Greta Ann Stryker

    $100

  • Sara Hilmoe

    $100

  • Lucy Frioli

    $50

  • Cathy

    $100

  • Jotrees

    $25

  • Rich Faber

    $206

  • Margot Middlen

    $100

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116% Raised of $13,000 Goal

The Team: $63,770 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jodi Scott

Amount Raised

$15,099

 

116% Raised of $13,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peggy McGuinness

Amount Raised

$11,080

 

148% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

ralph ventresco

Amount Raised

$11,066

Fundraiser Title

Tammy Marquis

Amount Raised

$9,045

 

121% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Derrick Lenz

Amount Raised

$7,611

 

101% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Amster

Amount Raised

$6,719

 

112% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Lively

Amount Raised

$3,150

 

126% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

PROJECT PURPLE

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Margot Middlen

Margot Middlen

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Rich Faber

Rich Faber

DONATION: $206

Elinor remains a beauty gift in my life. Her spirit and memories continue to blanket me with a loving calmness. The depth of our relationship gave us the ability to scale esoteric, philosophical cliffs and then luxuriate on a calm lake listening to a loon or watching a sunset. The deepness we shared was mystical, real and life giving. So often we swam in the deepest recesses of our oceans carrying and then embracing the vast unknown in an intimacy few will ever partake. Yeah - I love Elinor!!!! 3 years ago

Jotrees

Jotrees

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Cathy

Cathy

DONATION: $100

Hi Jodi. What a beautiful story. Your sister was right with you all along the marathon route yesterday... and so proud of you. I am so happy you got to meet and thank the officers for their kindness they showed to you and your sister on Marathon Monday 2014! Beautiful tribute to your sister! Great job! Best wishes, Cathy from BOSTON❤️ 3 years ago

Lucy Frioli

Lucy Frioli

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Sara Hilmoe

Sara Hilmoe

DONATION: $100

For Elinor. Thank, Jodi, for being an inspiration. *hugs* 3 years ago

Greta Ann Stryker

Greta Ann Stryker

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Susie Ryks

Susie Ryks

DONATION: $50

Great job on your run, Dr. Scott! Your sister is smiling down at you. You are one strong lady! - Susie 3 years ago

Angie Hausvik

Angie Hausvik

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Amy St. Aubin

Amy St. Aubin

DONATION: $26.20

3 years ago