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Project Purple NYC 2017

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THE STORY:

Running in the New York City Marathon has always been a dream of mine and 2017 is the year I make this dream a reality! When my brother-in-law’s Aunt Carol lost her battle to pancreatic cancer in just three short weeks, it really put things into perspective about how precious, and potentially short, our time is on this earth and how relentless and unforgiving pancreatic cancer truly is.  

In the work I do every day, I have had the great fortune of being a part of clinical research trials where important medicines in oncology have been brought to market; however, there is still a significant amount of work needed to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer research. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers today and this year, it has surpassed breast cancer, becoming the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In addition, research for pancreatic cancer is incredibly under-funded with only 5% of funds allocated to research by the government. This trend has to change if we are going to beat this disease and it is critical that we raise awareness as a first step. 

As a new mom of two beautiful boys, loved and supported by a wonderful husband and surrounded by amazing family and friends, I realized that life is a gift, meant to be lived and not wasted; because of that, there is no better time than now to run the NYC Marathon for Project Purple! I am running for my mom’s cousin, Ben Newman who courageously fought and lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, leaving behind a beautiful wife and three young daughters; for “Aunt Carol” Iasparro; for your husband, wife, mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, son, daughter, grandma, grandpa; and for my two sons, who I hope will live in a world where pancreatic cancer no longer exists. 

Please consider donating to help me reach my goal in honor or in memory of a loved one, and feel free to share this link with your friends to help make a difference! 

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” ~Helen Keller

http://www.projectpurple.org

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To This Fundraiser

$1,554

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cherie M

    $50

  • Joanne and George Clark

     

  • Susie & Ellen

    $100

  • Aunt Sue

     

  • Patty

    $150

  • Jane

    $100

  • Ellen, Riley, Caitrin & Teagan

     

  • Aunt Lo and Uncle Tom

    $54

  • Erin Wardle

    $100

  • Patrick Hart

    $50

  • Pat, Kim, Brendan, & Reagan

     

  • Janet Murphy

     

  • Mary and Dennis Sears

     

  • Pat and John Kukulski

     

  • Dena Abood

    $25

  • Hoyt and Joni Jones

    $100

  • Mary Ellen Peck

    $50

  • jay and kathy derent

    $50

  • Joanne DeVoti

    $100

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44% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $113,099 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Mariana Pantelidis

Amount Raised

$12,156

 

61% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Diana Wenrich

Amount Raised

$10,324

 

103% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carly D'Arpino

Amount Raised

$7,925

Fundraiser Title

Trisha Ladley

Amount Raised

$6,800

 

68% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Kalisch

Amount Raised

$5,175

 

52% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave Sirkin

Amount Raised

$5,100

 

146% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

PROJECT PURPLE

Amount Raised

$5,000

Fundraiser Title

Tracy Dean

Amount Raised

$4,515

 

90% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Joanne DeVoti

Joanne DeVoti

DONATION: $100

6 days ago

jay and kathy derent

jay and kathy derent

DONATION: $50

go amanda 2 weeks ago

Mary Ellen Peck

Mary Ellen Peck

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Hoyt and Joni Jones

Hoyt and Joni Jones

DONATION: $100

4 weeks ago

Dena Abood

Dena Abood

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Pat and John Kukulski

Pat and John Kukulski

1 month ago

Mary and Dennis Sears

Mary and Dennis Sears

1 month ago

Janet Murphy

Janet Murphy

3 months ago

Pat, Kim, Brendan, & Reagan

Pat, Kim, Brendan, & Reagan

3 months ago

Patrick Hart

Patrick Hart

DONATION: $50

3 months ago