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Project Purple NYC 2017

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Christen Koribanics

THE STORY:

In March we ran the NYC Half, and now we're going for the full. 


On November 5th, I will run the New York City Marathon in honor of my grandfather, Dr. Bart Maggio. We lost him on January 16, 2016 to Pancreatic Cancer. This year Pancreatic Cancer surpassed Breast Cancer and became the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States, with a five-year survival rate at just 9%. 


Most of my family never realized just how sick my Pop Pop was because he remained strong and positive throughout his chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  Never once did I hear him complain, he didn't even talk about it. During family gatherings and holidays, my Pop Pop always took an interest in conversation and supported my endeavors, with an encouraging smile and gentle squeeze of the hand, regardless of his own discomfort and hardships. A particularly special moment in time for me was when he rearranged his treatments (unbeknownst to me at the time) to attend my graduation from the College of Charleston in May 2015, again with that smile on his face and twinkle in his eye, traveling to South Carolina to show his support.  


Now I’m supporting him. My grandfather was a surgeon who healed so many with helping hands and a happy heart.  I’m running in his honor to help raise awareness and funds for patients who are battling Pancreatic Cancer themselves, and for families and friends who have lost a loved one too soon. I am running with Project Purple to help find a cure and help provide funding for critical Pancreatic Cancer research. I will work hard, just like my Pop Pop did. 


http://www.projectpurple.org

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To This Fundraiser

$3,455

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • John Koribanics

     

  • Cowboy

    $100

  • Victoria Hoeh

    $100

  • Iacullo family

    $100

  • Heather Coster

    $25

  • Joel Silberman

    $100

  • Marc Leibman

    $50

  • Matt Marra

    $100

  • Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somhano

     

  • Charles Alvarez

    $25

  • Don Venezia

    $100

  • John E

    $100

  • Beth

     

  • Andrew Samson

    $100

  • Koribanics & Koribanics

     

  • Lee Fountain

     

  • From loving nephews Peter and Steven Koribanics

    $100

  • Michael and Kristen Thanasides

     

  • Jane Ellen Doran

    $100

  • Ken Kayser

    $100

  • Robert Guido

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Casrrasquillo

    $100

  • Geraldine E. O'Kane

     

  • DOROTHY MARMO - VIOLET ACALONE - ANONYMOUS

    $230

  • The Re Family

    $100

  • Carole and Chuck Alchermes

    $25

  • Claire Neglia and family

    $100

  • Carly Agresti

    $50

  • Ellen Jo Gold

     

  • Poveromo Family

    $200

  • Mia

    $300

  • MATCHING GIFT

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $117,115 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Mariana Pantelidis

Amount Raised

$12,156

 

61% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Diana Wenrich

Amount Raised

$10,324

 

103% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Carly D'Arpino

Amount Raised

$8,275

Fundraiser Title

Trisha Ladley

Amount Raised

$6,800

 

68% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Jessica Kalisch

Amount Raised

$5,175

 

52% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Dave Sirkin

Amount Raised

$5,150

 

147% 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

MATCHING GIFT

MATCHING GIFT

DONATION: $100

17 hours ago

Mia

Mia

DONATION: $300

God bless you Christen I'm know Pop Pop is smiling down on you and he will be with you during your run 3 days ago

Poveromo Family

Poveromo Family

DONATION: $200

We are so proud of you and cannot wait to be with you the day of this run. We love and miss Pop Pop everyday. He is with you for this run and in all our hearts. 3 days ago

Ellen Jo Gold

Ellen Jo Gold

in memory of Irene Koribanics 6 days ago

Carly Agresti

Carly Agresti

DONATION: $50

6 days ago

Claire Neglia and family

Claire Neglia and family

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Carole and Chuck Alchermes

Carole and Chuck Alchermes

DONATION: $25

In memory of Irene T. Koribanics 2 weeks ago

The Re Family

The Re Family

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Irene Koribanics 2 weeks ago

DOROTHY MARMO - VIOLET ACALONE - ANONYMOUS

DOROTHY MARMO - VIOLET ACALONE - ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $230

IN MEMORY OF IRENE KORIBANICS 2 weeks ago

Geraldine E. O'Kane

Geraldine E. O'Kane

In memory of Irene Koribanics 2 weeks ago