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Project Purple NYC 2017

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Week 5
August 04, 2017

Week five is complete with a nice long 12 mile run that I kept UNDER 10 min/mile.  My normal pace is about 9:30 but as the runs get longer it  See more
Jessica Kalisch

THE STORY:

I always thought that cancer was something that happened to "other" people.  It turns out it can literally happen to anyone.  And about three years ago it happened to my mom and she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  It was a long hard battle and in September of 2016 she lost it.

My mom was my biggest supporter of my running.  While other people thought I was crazy, saying that it would hurt my knees someday or that they just didn't get it, my mom never had any doubts that I had found something that was going to be with me forever.  She was at every half and full marathon finish line she could make it to even cheering me on at my half marathon in NY in 17 degree weather with high winds.

I have volunteered at the NYC marathon two times when I didn't make it into the lottery and my mom always told me that when I got in and ran it she would be there and we would celebrate it at one of our favorite vegan restaurants.  Since I never ran it while she was around I now have the opportunity to not only raise money for the cancer that beat her but I get to run the race she always wanted me to run.

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To This Fundraiser

$5,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Hannah Pryor

     

  • Chris and Jesse

    $100

  • Rebecca Kasmin

    $50

  • Barbara Kahn

    $50

  • Chana Sandberg

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • SInead

    $25

  • Gregory Dvorak

    $50

  • Rita and Phil Horwitz

    $25

  • Michael & Tracy Quadagno

    $100

  • Dr. Margaret H. Baron

     

  • Andréa Mahee

    $25

  • Len Lipton

    $25

  • Nina Blank

     

  • Debra & Robert Herschenfeld

    $100

  • Marilyn and Robert Weintraub

     

  • Kathy Moynihan

    $50

  • Richelle Tacelli Flavin

    $50

  • Deborah Keegan

    $25

  • Peter and Susan Grunthal

    $100

  • The Giove Family

    $250

  • Gregory Dvorak

    $25

  • Nina, Danny, Andy and Dalit

    $150

  • Beth Kalisch

    $118

  • Melissa Kahn

    $25

  • Mitch and Julie Gerstein

    $18

  • David kahn and Liz Brent

     

  • Miriam Sandberg

     

  • Marissa L.

     

  • Rebecca Dulit

    $100

  • Molly Kalisch

    $26.20

  • Randall Loiacono

    $25

  • Terry and Rebeca Wood

    $1,000

  • Lee Hirsch and Barbara Robertson

     

  • Laura & Patrick Mulvihill

    $50

  • Rachel and Rebecca Weiser

    $36

  • Mitch and Michele Eisenberg

     

  • Janice, Ira, Eric, Matt & Andrew Starr

    $250

  • Trudy Zohn

     

  • Emily and Joel Solomon

     

  • Andrea Aiello

     

  • Len Lipton

    $25

  • Marlene and Andy Sandberg

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Janice, Ira, Eric, Matt and Andrew Starr

    $100

  • Go Jessie Go!!!

    $403

  • Donna and Rick Nestler

     

  • Sarah Klein

     

  • Nina Klein

    $25

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52% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $117,790 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Mariana Pantelidis

Amount Raised

$12,656

 

63% 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

$8,325

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

$5,150

 

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

Nina Klein

Nina Klein

DONATION: $25

In memory of Marcia Kalisch 2 weeks ago

Sarah Klein

Sarah Klein

In memory of your mom, your biggest supporter and fan. I remember fondly that time we did the women's half in NYC and got brunch after with our both moms (who we can also thank for bringing us back together after college). Also, in honor of you, Jess, my best friend and constant inspiration. You know how much you are loved, but I'll remind you now anyway :) Sending you so many good vibes and well wishes as you train and complete this amazing feat in a few short months. There with ya in spirit. 3 weeks ago

Donna and Rick Nestler

Donna and Rick Nestler

I am so proud to know you. I miss your Mom, too! 3 weeks ago

Go Jessie Go!!!

Go Jessie Go!!!

DONATION: $403

In loving memory of your mom and my sis. 3 weeks ago

Janice, Ira, Eric, Matt and Andrew Starr

Janice, Ira, Eric, Matt and Andrew Starr

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Marcia and in Honor of Jessy Kalisch 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Marlene and Andy Sandberg

Marlene and Andy Sandberg

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Len Lipton

Len Lipton

DONATION: $25

Remembering Marcia 3 months ago

Andrea Aiello

Andrea Aiello

In memory of Gordon Wrixon 4 months ago

Emily and Joel Solomon

Emily and Joel Solomon

4 months ago