BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE
ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Dear Family & Friends,
In November I will be running in the NYC Marathon in memory and honor of Ivette Giancola. We are hoping to raise $3500.00 for Project Purple, and to beat pancreatic cancer.
We lost our dear friend, Ivette Leon Giancola, to pancreatic cancer this year…but you already know that. Many of us spent minutes, hours, days and years with Ivette and Christopher.
We were raising our kids together and spending time with their families. We thought we’d grow old together. That will not be now. We were all blessed to have such a thoughtful, loyal and kind person in our lives. I will forever remember her smile, laughter and I know exactly what she would do to help others if they needed help.
My commitment to beating pancreatic cancer grew as I watched our Ivette suffer through this devastating disease. As she battled valiantly for FOUR YEARS her family and all of her friends suffered too. Ivette’s strength inspired me so much so that I need to do something about this.
The statistics for pancreatic cancer are devastating as the FOURTH leading cause of cancer deaths. Ninety-four percent of its victims die within FIVE years of being diagnosed. A 55% increase in new pancreatic cancer cases is predicted over the next two decades. Our beloved Ivette was diagnosed specifically with neuroendocrine cancer, which originates in the endocrine cells of the pancreas. You may have heard about this cancer when Steve Jobs was diagnosed in 2004. Our hopes are to build awareness and raise funds for research in pursuit of cures such as pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.
Your Donation to Project Purple in honor of Ivette will go directly toward funding research for a cure and better diagnostic tests for pancreatic cancer.
Click on DONATE TO THIS FUNDRAISER ON RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN.
If you want to send a check please make it out to Project Purple and in the memo field fill out as: Sean Joy NYC Marathon 2016.
Address for checks:
342-84th Street, Brooklyn NY 11209 or
Project Purple 94A North Main St. Beacon Falls CT 06403