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Katey Gould's Fundraiser:

Project Purple NYC 2017

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Katey Gould

THE STORY:

This April I received a call from my mom, on the verge of tears, telling me that the doctor had found a large mass on my grandmother's pancreas. After 3 long days in the hospital, with numerous tests and meetings with doctors from a variety of specialties, Gran was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma pancreatic cancer. Her tumor is inoperable and she is in the middle of going through a combination chemo, radiation, and immunotherapies. This news has considerably shaken my family, but we are all doing the most we can to stay positive and look to a better future.

Pancreatic cancer is ranked fourth on the national mortality list of cancers, yet the funding and public awareness it receives is minimal. Early detection is very difficult due to the ambiguity of early symptoms, and late-stage tumors are often untreatable. The money I am raising for Project Purple will go toward funding research at some of the top institutes in the country, as well as to aiding patients and families affected by this disease. This November, I will be running the New York City Marathon as a member of Project Purple's team: 26.2 miles that I am dedicating to Gran.

Ten years ago, my mom, Gran and I spent a week wandering the streets of New York City. This trip is one of my fondest memories with the two of them, and I am incredibly excited to be racing through these same streets, decked out in my Project Purple gear. Finishing my first marathon in Los Angeles this March was the most amazing experience I've ever had. It showed me the profound strength, both mental and physical, that each and every one of us has inside, and I will run the New York City Marathon as a tribute to Gran's strength and that of every other individual affected by cancer. 

Any donation would mean SO much to me, no matter how big or small. I can't wait to share all the love and good vibes of the New York running community, and I'll make sure to send them out to all of you as well. It really is the small actions that make such a large difference in the lives around us. Thank you!!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,710

MONEY RAISED
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  • Katey Gould

    $100

  • Deborah & Keith Gould

    $250

  • Lance & Carol Erie

    $350

  • Pat and Lana

    $50

  • Karen & Dean Umemoto

    $100

  • The Croke Family

    $25

  • Kevin Crosson

    $15

  • Paige Black

    $10

  • Roy and Candy Vervair

    $100

  • Kristi Gould

     

  • Hayley Gazdik

    $25

  • Carly Campbell

    $10

  • Vollmann Family

    $100

  • Giselle Sadler

    $10

  • Pans Plenert

    $25

  • Makenna Brown

    $25

  • Emily Kim

    $15

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49% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $174,809 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Mariana Pantelidis

Amount Raised

$20,132

 

101% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Jamie Sheahan

Amount Raised

$14,790

 

74% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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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

$7,424

 

74% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Amy Powell

Amount Raised

$6,966

 

174% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Dave Sirkin

Amount Raised

$5,648

 

161% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Jessica Kalisch

Amount Raised

$5,225

 

52% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Emily Kim

Emily Kim

DONATION: $15

You are amazing 2 months ago

Makenna Brown

Makenna Brown

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Pans Plenert

Pans Plenert

DONATION: $25

kate you're the most legit person I know. keep making the word a better place ily 2 months ago

Giselle Sadler

Giselle Sadler

DONATION: $10

Super impressive, good luck! 2 months ago

Vollmann Family

Vollmann Family

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Carly Campbell

Carly Campbell

DONATION: $10

you're a baller katey.. love you! 3 months ago

Hayley Gazdik

Hayley Gazdik

DONATION: $25

Go Katey! 4 months ago

Kristi Gould

Kristi Gould

5 months ago

Roy and Candy Vervair

Roy and Candy Vervair

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Paige Black

Paige Black

DONATION: $10

Go Katey Go!! 5 months ago