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Jennifer Reeves' Fundraiser:

Project Purple NYC 2017

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$1,030 raised!!! 8/31/17
August 31, 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped me reach $1,000 so far!!! (mail ins have not updated here yet) I've decided that for everyone who donates $100  See more
Jennifer Reeves

THE STORY:

My story - 

I started running when I was 41. I never thought I would be a runner. I had medical issues when I was born and my parents were told I had only 10% of even making it out of the hospital. I fought and came home. I had a Tracheo-esophageal Fistula which came along with 7 surgeries by the time I was a year old. When I tell people about it almost no one has heard of it. Many don't make it like I did and I'm grateful  to my doctors and nurses who kept me alive! 


I have now run 13 half marathons and have a few more planned in the next few months.  I have also run many 5K and 10K races with some other distances  mixed in there too.


So, what does that have to do with pancreatic cancer? 


Well, nothing until we fast forward to 2009 when my Mom was diagnosed. By that time, there was pretty much nothing they could do but keep her as comfortable as possible. The Doctors and nurses in New Orleans as well as MD Anderson were great. Sadly, she lost her battle April 25, 2010. 


So now that I made it well beyond where anyone thought I would make it, I enjoy the opportunities I get to give back. To make it even more special, this will be my very first full marathon and excited to be running it for Project Purple! 


PROJECT PURPLE wrote -

This year pancreatic cancer surpassed breast cancer and became the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It is more important than ever that we continue to work hard towards reversing this trend.

Our mission at Project Purple is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and to improve the lives of patients through support, hope and compassion. The money raised for Project Purple helps us fulfill our mission statement by funding several crucial programs.

Project Purple provides funding for critical pancreatic cancer research. Thanks to our donors we are helping fund research for an early detection test for pancreatic cancer. There is currently no form of early detection for this deadly form of cancer. The best odds at survival come when the disease is caught in its earliest stages. We also fund studies which seek effective methods to treat this deadly disease. Finally, we offer grants to graduate students who are pursuing a career in pancreatic cancer research.

We at Project Purple also recognize there are patients who are fighting pancreatic cancer right now and they need our help. Project Purple assists current patients through our Patient Financial Aid program. We also provide patients with Blankets of Hope Care Bags. We believe no one should this battle on their own.

Though the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer stands at just 9%, we know that with your help we can make our vision of a world without pancreatic cancer a reality! 

http://www.projectpurple.org

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To This Fundraiser

$1,405

MONEY RAISED
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  • Adrian Butler

    $50

  • Frank Morton

    $50

  • Barbara Neal

    $100

  • Manuel Fonseca

    $50

  • Chuck Schommer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jennifer Reeves

    $25

  • Duane and Carol Friesen

    $50

  • Caprice

    $25

  • Christy Foreman

    $25

  • Edward & Bonnie Turnage

    $25

  • Gina

    $20

  • Alan Hageman

     

  • Rebecca Keller

    $25

  • Spencer Reeves

    $50

  • Jennifer Reeves

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bruce Gilbert

    $200

  • Trevor A. Reames

    $40

  • Walter Treiman

    $30

  • Dina Mauldin

     

  • Calvin

    $25

  • DAD

    $100

  • Jennifer Reeves

    $20

  • Tami Hough

    $25

  • Catherine Ashbridge

    $50

  • Scott Stanley

    $50

  • William Fields

    $50

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40% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $162,083 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Mariana Pantelidis

Amount Raised

$18,632

 

93% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Jamie Sheahan

Amount Raised

$12,890

 

86% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Diana Wenrich

Amount Raised

$10,374

 

104% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carly D'Arpino

Amount Raised

$9,275

Fundraiser Title

Trisha Ladley

Amount Raised

$7,004

 

70% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave Sirkin

Amount Raised

$5,248

 

150% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Kalisch

Amount Raised

$5,225

 

52% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

PROJECT PURPLE

Amount Raised

$5,100

Donor Comments

William Fields

William Fields

DONATION: $50

I PROUDLY support my friend Jennifer!!! 22 hours ago

Scott Stanley

Scott Stanley

DONATION: $50

3 days ago

Catherine Ashbridge

Catherine Ashbridge

DONATION: $50

3 days ago

Tami Hough

Tami Hough

DONATION: $25

5 days ago

Jennifer Reeves

Jennifer Reeves

DONATION: $20

1 week ago

DAD

DAD

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Calvin

Calvin

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Dina Mauldin

Dina Mauldin

2 weeks ago

Trevor A. Reames

Trevor A. Reames

DONATION: $40

2 weeks ago

Walter Treiman

Walter Treiman

DONATION: $30

2 weeks ago