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Team Project Purple MCM 2013

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT: Marine Corps Marathon 2013

EVENT DATE: Oct 27, 2013

Katie Courchene

THE STORY:

For those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the one year survival rate is 20%, and the five year is 4%.  Its tendency to spread silently before diagnosis makes it the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and unfortunately it is also the least funded of the top 10 cancers.

Survival is far too uncommon, but possible.  I have a close family member who is a SIX year survivor, and has never forgotten just how fortunate she is.  Due to great doctors, amazing nurses, unwavering support from family and friends, and incredible personal strength, she was able to come out on top and beat the odds.  As a survivor, there are always the cell phone alarms ringing as a reminder to take medication.  There are doctor’s visits, tests, and dietary restrictions.  But there are never complaints.  As a family we count our blessings everyday, and look to pay it forward. 

Project Purple funds research towards discovering early detection and finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.  They also provide a patient financial aid program that helps families pay their daily bills.  Lastly, Project Purple offers a scholarship program providing grants to children and grandchildren who have lost a loved one to pancreatic cancer.

            On October 27, 2013, I will be running the Marine Corps Marathon for Project Purple.  Any donation, big or small, will help save a life or support someone directly affected by this disease.  Please join the fight, and help me achieve my goal!  Thank you!

Click the big DONATE button or go one step further and help us fundraise by clicking the big CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISER button. You'll get your own fundraising page to share with all your amazing family and friends.

$2,280

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • nicole mccabe

    $10

  • Bill and Chris McBrien

    $50

  • Go Katie! - Iannuzzi's & mr. Lee

    $200

  • David and Ellen Courchene

     

  • Jim and Rosanne Brock

    $25

  • Ron & Eileen D'Aversa

    $250

  • Cousins Food Service, Inc.

    $200

  • Hi Tech Air Conditioning Service Inc.

    $250

  • Jean McBrien

    $50

  • Annie, Matt and Ben

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tara Chou

    $10

  • Maureen Davis

    $55

  • Kirk and Dale Gleason

    $50

  • liz coles, -good lukc katie

    $50

  • Gail & Rich D'Aversa

    $25

  • Clare Davis

    $30

  • Mary McBrien

    $75

  • Geri Moretti

    $20

  • Cynthia & George Schneider

    $30

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91% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $66,734 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mary's Project Purple Page Jamie, M...

Amount Raised

$5,900

 

236% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Marci Blitzer-Czel

Amount Raised

$5,240

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Peggy McGuinness

Amount Raised

$4,403

 

168% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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Susan Hurley

Amount Raised

$4,227

 

101% Raised of $4,200 Goal

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Elli Erickson

Amount Raised

$3,585

 

120% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jill Smart

Amount Raised

$3,523

 

141% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Kyla Hansen

Amount Raised

$2,405

 

283% Raised of $850 Goal

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Loretta Lesko

Amount Raised

$2,370

 

365% Raised of $650 Goal

Donor Comments

Mary McBrien

Mary McBrien

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Geri Moretti

Geri Moretti

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Cynthia & George Schneider

Cynthia & George Schneider

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Clare Davis

Clare Davis

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Gail & Rich D'Aversa

Gail & Rich D'Aversa

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Katie!! 5 years ago

liz coles, -good lukc katie

liz coles, -good lukc katie

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Kirk and Dale Gleason

Kirk and Dale Gleason

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Maureen Davis

Maureen Davis

DONATION: $55

5 years ago

Tara Chou

Tara Chou

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago