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Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver™ Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: Oct 18, 2015

Diane Hunke

THE STORY:

I'm proud to say I'm running the Denver Rock N Roll Half Marathon in October, 2015, as a part of Team Project Purple and for my fellow running friend, Tonia Smith, who was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2013. That same year before her diagnosis, she ran 3 ultramarathons, including her first 100 mile race. Tonia is an incredible person who has been through so much, including having half of her pancreas and her spleen removed. Since then, she has received many rounds of chemotherapy and everything that goes along with it, but that has not stopped her from continuing to train for other races, including a 50 mile ultra marathon, 2 marathons (one which she received a Boston Qualification), and the Bryce Canyon 100 mile race.

Running has always been a big part of Tonia's life and has helped her get through the pain and suffering of this horrible cancer. My goal is to help Tonia raise money to help improve the survival odds for Pancreatic Cancer. If you aren't aware, pancreatic cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancers and the least funded of the top 10 deadliest cancers. It also is the only cancer in the top 10 that has a single digit survival rate after 5 years.

Along with all her treatments, training, racing, being a mom and wife, Tonia is a spokesperson and blogger for Project Purple, which is the non-profit organization with the mission of raising awareness and funds towards a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Tonia is one of the most amazing and strongest people I know, and one of my biggest motivations for running. I think of her and all she has done and continues to do and this helps me each every time I hit the pavement, especially on those longer and more grueling solo runs. I hope you will join me in giving to this great cause and to help Tonia and others like her who are in need. Go Project Purple, and go, Tonia!!!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,005

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sylvia Casares

    $25

  • Paul Hunke

    $50

  • Sara & Charles

    $25

  • Leticia Olson

    $20

  • Uncle Ernie and Aunt Vivian Ficek

    $25

  • Patricia Hunke

    $50

  • Trisha Senff

    $50

  • Uncle Jim and Aunt Marianne Schaaf

    $25

  • Rob and Jenny

    $50

  • Richard & Rhonda Fink

    $50

  • Nacona

    $20

  • The Hobbs Family

    $50

  • Melissa

    $20

  • Anita

    $25

  • Eric & Pollyanna

    $50

  • Sonya

    $25

  • Scheele family

    $15

  • Vaira Family

    $30

  • Diane Hunke

    $225

  • Karen Brantingham

    $20

  • Stacie Nelson

    $20

  • JoAnne Kienle

    $10

  • Brian Baisch

     

  • Holli Burns

    $25

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168% Raised of $600 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $25,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Carolyn Praught

Amount Raised

$3,525

 

353% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Julie Thielen

Amount Raised

$2,305

 

46% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Kelley Harlan

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Shawn Veronese

Amount Raised

$1,614

 

108% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Lynn Ellis

Amount Raised

$1,440

 

144% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Marisa Adamo Valentinetti

Amount Raised

$1,436

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Lisa Boohar

Amount Raised

$1,051

 

105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Colleen Davis

Amount Raised

$1,028

 

182% Raised of $565 Goal

Donor Comments

Holli Burns

Holli Burns

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Brian Baisch

Brian Baisch

3 years ago

JoAnne Kienle

JoAnne Kienle

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Stacie Nelson

Stacie Nelson

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Karen Brantingham

Karen Brantingham

DONATION: $20

Purple Power! 3 years ago

Diane Hunke

Diane Hunke

DONATION: $225

This is for Tonia Smith and for Project Purple! 3 years ago

Vaira Family

Vaira Family

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Scheele family

Scheele family

DONATION: $15

in memory of Claudia and Georgeann 3 years ago

Sonya

Sonya

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Eric & Pollyanna

Eric & Pollyanna

DONATION: $50

3 years ago