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Kenneth Gilbertson's Fundraiser:

Project Purple NYC 2017

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Kenneth Gilbertson

THE STORY:

     A few years ago I started getting back into running. I ran a few 5K races, some 5 mile races and I completed 2 half marathons. All of these races were in preparation for one thing-a full marathon. I have always had my sights set on running the TCS New York City Marathon, however gaining entry to the marathon is no easy task. There are 2 options: the first is the random lottery selection, which awards a small percentage of racers the opportunity to run, the second is to raise money for a specific organization. This year I found my motivation to sign up.

     In January 2017 my aunt, Carol Iasparro, was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Within a month of being diagnosed she passed February 18, 2017. Throughout her life, she made sure to put everyone else’s needs before any of her own, from her three children to her nine grandkids. She always made you feel special! You often think to yourself that cancer is not something that will affect you in any way. When something like this happens to someone so full of life and passionate about her family, it helps put into perspective how short life can be. We must stop waiting for tomorrow as no one is guaranteed tomorrow.

     This year, I have partnered with a charity, Project Purple to run the TCS New York City Marathon in November 2017.

     Project Purple is a not for profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and funds towards a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancers and the least funded of the top ten cancers. The five year survival rate is less than 10%.

     I am running this marathon not only to raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer, but to honor my aunt’s life. I know she will be cheering me on through every mile, just as loud as her voice was heard at every sporting event she attended.

     I hope you can all help me raise money for Project Purple to honor those we have lost and those who are still battling. Thank you for all of your support, dedication and love!

$3,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Barbara Brennan

    $50

  • Cherie M

    $50

  • Dane frattalone

    $20

  • Hayley W

    $50

  • Joseph Penna

    $100

  • Sean and Rachel

    $100

  • Terry & Jackie

    $50

  • Banta Family

    $50

  • Heather Pongonis

    $25

  • Nancy Gerson

    $25

  • Kelly and Chris Iasparro

    $50

  • Ken and Marie Gilbertson

    $200

  • Alison and Justin Penna

    $100

  • Amy Ravallo

    $100

  • Domenick Iasparro

    $250

  • Roz Musacchia

    $50

  • Joanne and George Clark

     

  • Gina and Dennis Yerves

    $50

  • Taylor Iasparro

    $50

  • Brenda & Steve Hayes

    $25

  • Aunt Sue

     

  • Bonaventure Dirzulaitis

    $25

  • Lois Menke

     

  • Laurie Grubaugh

    $100

  • Debbie Rizzo

    $25

  • Dennis and Mary Sears

    $25

  • Maggie Rogers

    $50

  • CHAN SOOKDEO

    $100

  • Josh Eason

    $50

  • Adriana Soto

    $50

  • Frederick and Tracey Herrlich

    $30

  • Felong Family

     

  • Aunt Lo and Uncle Tom

    $50

  • George Harms Construction

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Matt Gannon

    $50

  • Peter and Constance Barrella

    $25

  • The Shepsko Family

    $25

  • The Premiere Team

    $120

  • Gabe & Jackie Sette

    $50

  • The Anderson's

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bethany O'Brien

     

  • Brian Gannon

    $25

  • EIC

     

  • Amanda & Juan Miranda

    $100

  • Taylor Mills

     

  • Betty & Jerry Anderson

     

  • Linda Gannon

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $111

  • Garrett, Heidi, and Gretchen Belnay

    $25

  • Roseann and Anthony Turano

    $25

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101% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $306,701 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jamie Sheahan

Amount Raised

$25,210

 

126% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mariana Pantelidis

Amount Raised

$24,052

 

120% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Trisha Ladley

Amount Raised

$15,149

 

101% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carly D'Arpino

Amount Raised

$13,425

Fundraiser Title

Diana Wenrich

Amount Raised

$11,147

 

111% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeremy Levy

Amount Raised

$10,001

 

111% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Henry Thomson-Smith and Peter Smith

Amount Raised

$9,065

 

130% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

PROJECT PURPLE

Amount Raised

$9,029

Donor Comments

Roseann and Anthony Turano

Roseann and Anthony Turano

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Garrett, Heidi, and Gretchen Belnay

Garrett, Heidi, and Gretchen Belnay

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $111

9 months ago

Linda Gannon

Linda Gannon

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Betty & Jerry Anderson

Betty & Jerry Anderson

10 months ago

Taylor Mills

Taylor Mills

10 months ago

Amanda & Juan Miranda

Amanda & Juan Miranda

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

EIC

EIC

10 months ago

Brian Gannon

Brian Gannon

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Bethany O'Brien

Bethany O'Brien

10 months ago