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Carleigh Ferrante's Fundraiser:

Project Purple NYC Half Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT: 2016 United Airlines NYC Half

EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2016

Carleigh Ferrante

THE STORY:

Friends and Family,

First of all, thank you so much for visiting my Project Purple Fundraising page.  As many of you know, I ran my first half marathon 2 years ago with Team Project Purple and I have been (maybe obsessively) running races ever since. I am so excited to be running in the New York City Half Marathon again this year, and even more excited to have the opportunity to raise additional funds for such an amazing organization.

For those of you not familar with Project Purple, they are a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of raising awareness and funds to defeat pancreatic cancer.  Running is their primary fundraiser activity and with the help of runners from across the world have been providing research funding, patient financial aid, and scholarships since 2010. Project Purple is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Pancreatic cancer as well as for their loved ones.

Approximately 48,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 in the U.S. alone, and 80% of those patients (40,000 people) will die within a year.  A mere 6% of all patients will survive longer than 5 years.  The average Life expectancy for those diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer is just 3 to 6 months.

As shocking and saddening as these facts are, Pancreatic Cancer still remains the least-funded of the top 10 cancers.  Pancreatic cancer only received 5% of the funds allocated by the government for cancer research.

It is my goal through running with Team Project Purple to raise awareness about this lack of funding, in the hopes that someday soon early detecttion for Pancreatic Cancer will be possible and better treatment options will be available.  And in hopes that soon this minimal 5-year survival rate will no longer be the case.

As many of you may know, this is a cause that is deeply important to me.  I will be running this race in honor of my Nana, who was (and continues to be) an incredible inspiration to me in so many ways, in hopes that I can help spare other families of the pain that this disease can cause.  Through her own life, my Nana taught me that you can achieve any goal you set your mind to and since she passed away I have worked very hard to resonate that same determination and dedication in my own life.  With each step that I take through my training and on the race day, I will think about her and about all of the kindness and support that I have received from each of you.

I hope that you will consider making a donation to my fundraiser. Each dollar we raise will make a difference in the life of someone battling this devastating disease.

Thank you all for your incredible support

$1,010

MONEY RAISED
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  • Allison Feldman

     

  • New Paltz's Donut Fan

     

  • Mike & Cheri

    $25

  • Danica, Ben & Baby Pete

    $100

  • Barbara Carroll

    $20

  • Michelle Diana

    $100

  • Dudas Family

    $100

  • Peter & MaryBeth

    $100

  • Jimmy Lutz

    $25

  • Arlene Santaniello

    $25

  • Aunt Linda & Uncle Sande

    $50

  • Michelle Diana

     

  • Dellasala Family

    $25

  • Athans Family

    $100

  • Cheryl

    $50

  • Baileys

    $25

  • Papa

    $100

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101% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $79,882 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Team Shapiro

Amount Raised

$11,284

 

113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Edward Montanus

Amount Raised

$5,345

Fundraiser Title

Alexander Palios

Amount Raised

$5,250

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Sable

Amount Raised

$4,144

 

414% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marci Blitzer-Czel

Amount Raised

$3,920

 

98% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chrissy Elmazi

Amount Raised

$3,575

 

179% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexis Kalargheros

Amount Raised

$2,775

 

278% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Orelli

Amount Raised

$2,246

 

112% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Papa

Papa

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Baileys

Baileys

DONATION: $25

Dan Bailey 3 years ago

Cheryl

Cheryl

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Dan Bailey 3 years ago

Athans Family

Athans Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Dellasala Family

Dellasala Family

DONATION: $25

In Loving Memory of Bob Dellasala 3 years ago

Michelle Diana

Michelle Diana

Lynne Savago and Carol Ferrante 3 years ago

Aunt Linda & Uncle Sande

Aunt Linda & Uncle Sande

DONATION: $50

Proud of you Carls!! 3 years ago

Arlene Santaniello

Arlene Santaniello

DONATION: $25

go Carleigh! ð 3 years ago

Jimmy Lutz

Jimmy Lutz

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Peter & MaryBeth

Peter & MaryBeth

DONATION: $100

3 years ago