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JoAnne Kienle's Fundraiser:

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

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: Oct 18, 2015

JoAnne Kienle

THE STORY:

This story is about one of the few survivors.  I have been a runner for seven years and began at the age of 38.  My first half and full marathons were in 2009.  As of present I have finished four marathons and numerous other half marathons.  I love running.  This year will be my first race to raise money.  A dear friend, who is an ultra-runner, was diagnosed with stage one pancreatic cancer in 2013.  The year she was diagnosed she completed her first 100-mile race and finished under 24 hours.  She had back pain and then went to the doctor.  An x-ray revealed a small fracture in her back.   A friend recommended an MRI, which revealed something worse, a tumor.  Soon she was diagnosed with stage 1 cancer.  

 

Running saved her life.   And if it were not for her friend who recommended the MRI, the tumor would have been identified much later.  Often pancreatic cancer doesn't get diagnosed in time.  Tonia wrote a blog during her battle and kept on running.   She became an inspiration for me.  Not long ago I suffered a minor hamstring tear, but I got through it by reading Tonia's blog every week.  Nothing compared to what she was going through and despite her pain she continued to run.  I decided I can run too and so I signed up for the Pikes Peak Marathon, a run with a 7,000 feet elevation gain.  I did it, and I thank Tonia.  She is now getting ready to run her second 100-mile race and promoting Project Purple.  The survival rate of those with pancreatic cancer is 5%.   Miraculously my hero Tonia is one of the 5%!!  

 

Pancreatic cancer awareness does not get as much publicity.  Let us bring greater awareness and increase the survival rate.   Please help me raise money for this cause.   

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$730

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tami Alderton

     

  • Lisa B

    $10

  • Natasha!

    $100

  • Lisa B

    $10

  • Paul Capozzoli

    $50

  • Ailee and Charlie

    $30

  • Diane Hunke

    $10

  • Gail & Ginny Murrell

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John and Vicky Roeser

    $25

  • Grandma Jean

    $100

  • Bentson West

    $25

  • Cathy & Carol

    $100

  • Caron Family in California

     

  • Jaclyn

    $50

  • Joanne

    $50

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104% Raised of $700 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $25,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

Joanne

Joanne

DONATION: $50

I am proud to be running for my friend Tonia! 2 years ago

Jaclyn

Jaclyn

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Caron Family in California

Caron Family in California

Go JoAnne! In memory of Ardith Caron.... 2 years ago

Cathy & Carol

Cathy & Carol

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Bentson West

Bentson West

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Grandma Jean

Grandma Jean

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

John and Vicky Roeser

John and Vicky Roeser

DONATION: $25

Thank you, JoAnne, for your efforts in this very important cause. My dear friend Susie is battling this insidious cancer. Praying a cure comes quickly. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In memory of Robert O. West 2 years ago

Gail & Ginny Murrell

Gail & Ginny Murrell

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Diane Hunke

Diane Hunke

DONATION: $10

Good luck, Joanne! I'm excited to be running this with you and raising funds for this important cause. See you on the running trails! 2 years ago