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Phil and Kristen Reiss' Fundraiser:

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

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Phil and Kristen's Photo
Phil and Kristen's Photo
Phil and Kristen's Photo
Phil and Kristen's Photo
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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: Oct 18, 2015

Phil and Kristen Reiss

THE STORY:

Hello and welcome to our fundraising page for Project Purple! Project purple is an offical charity partner for the Denver Rock n' Roll marathon and half marathon with a goal to raise awareness and money for pancreatic cancer. We will be running together as Project Purple team members in the half marathon. Please join us in our race to beat pancreatic cancer!

Pancreatic cancer is a disease that is very near to our hearts. In March of 2014, Phil's dad was diagnosed with stage II pancreatic cancer after months of stomach and chest discomfort, which had been attributed to gastric reflux. It was a huge shock to the entire family. Watching his father endure the chemotherapy was heartbreaking. He was a strong and healthy individual, and we felt helpless. With the chemo, came other complications, such as internal bleeding, and he was in and out of the hospital often. Through it all, hope was never lost, and he vowed to fight with everything he had to gain more time with loved ones. However, at the end of June, his diagnosis was advanced to Stage IV. Less than a week later, we were forced to say goodbye to an incredible man, 3 months after his diagnosis, and 3 months before our wedding in September.

Phil's dad was always a young and healthy individual, at age 50, he did not smoke, rarely drank alcohol, and had no family history of cancer. How could such a devastating illness strike someone like this? This year, the American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 48,000 people in the US will be diagnosed and approximately 40,000 will pass away from it. Stage I pancreatic cancer has a 14% 5-year-survival rate, and Stage IV has a 1% 5-year-survival rate, one of the worst survival rates of all cancers. Please help us change these statistics. We do not want anyone to have to go through what we did. Watching a loved one endure this horrible disease is heart breaking, and having to say goodbye is extremely difficult. Let's make a change for others! 

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To This Fundraiser

$711

MONEY RAISED
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  • Phil and Kristen Reiss

    $26.20

  • Mark&Michelle; Onofrey

    $25

  • Amy Coughenour

    $50

  • GW

    $100

  • The Michaels

    $25

  • Carmn Dellasalla

    $50

  • Dan and Carol Downing

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Butch and Sally Onofrey

    $30

  • David Reiss

    $100

  • Richard Lyle & Madolen Speer

    $25

  • Brian & Nickie

    $50

  • CFA cookie donations

    $30

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119% 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

Fundraiser Title

Kelley Harlan

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shawn Veronese

Amount Raised

$1,614

 

108% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lynn Ellis

Amount Raised

$1,440

 

144% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marisa Adamo Valentinetti

Amount Raised

$1,436

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Boohar

Amount Raised

$1,051

 

105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Colleen Davis

Amount Raised

$1,028

 

182% Raised of $565 Goal

Donor Comments

CFA cookie donations

CFA cookie donations

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Brian & Nickie

Brian & Nickie

DONATION: $50

Brian's sweet grandmother was recently diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer.. God bless Phil and Kristen for raising money for research and awareness!! We are sending our love and prayers for all of those battling cancer and strength to their loved ones. ❤️ 2 years ago

Richard Lyle & Madolen Speer

Richard Lyle & Madolen Speer

DONATION: $25

Phil Reiss 2 years ago

David Reiss

David Reiss

DONATION: $100

Gone, but never forgotten 2 years ago

Butch and Sally Onofrey

Butch and Sally Onofrey

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Phil Reiss 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In memory of my beloved brother, Phil Reiss. 2 years ago

Dan and Carol Downing

Dan and Carol Downing

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Carmn Dellasalla

Carmn Dellasalla

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Michaels

The Michaels

DONATION: $25

2 years ago