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Kira Thompson's Fundraiser:

Running for My Mom

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BENEFITING: PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK INC

EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2013

Kira Thompson

THE STORY:

Since my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the middle of 2012, I've struggled to think of something, anything, to do that would honor her fight, thank the unbelievably generous people who have stood by her side during this impossible struggle, and celebrate, in a small way, the gift of good health, which I appreciate now more than ever. As my mother fights the hardest fight of her life, I've decided to pick the greatest challenge of my own life: To run a marathon in her honor. The simple act of running, of going out on an open road and putting one leg in front of another until you feel like you can't take another step, offers a unique and unspeakable kind of spiritual reward -- and it's made all the more poignant because I can dedicate the reward to her. One thing I've learned from this hardship is to cherish our precious and even more precious time here, and I want to use this marathon to bring more awareness to this horrible disease. One race and one donation isn't enough to find a cure. It is just another step, another leg in front of another leg. But with enough small steps and long strides, I hope, we'll reach the end of the larger race to find a cure.

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To This Fundraiser

$750

MONEY RAISED
  • The Diamond Family-Lisa, Steve, Michael and Jeff

    $100

  • Bob Thompson

    $500

  • Josh Fagen

     

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75% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $750 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Josh Fagen

Josh Fagen

I'm so proud of you and your dedication to this cause. You're one of the strongest, most determined people that I know. Keep running. You're my favorite athlete. 5 years ago

Bob Thompson

Bob Thompson

DONATION: $500

We are so proud of Kira's dedication to Petra and her commitment to fighting Pancreatic Cancer through this exceptional Race....fight on! 5 years ago

The Diamond Family-Lisa, Steve, Michael and Jeff

The Diamond Family-Lisa, Steve, Michael and Jeff

DONATION: $100

Kira, we love you and your whole family. This challenge, your tribute to your mom, and your goals are all so admirable. We believe in you and, like you, we want to make a difference in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Go Kira go! 5 years ago