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Project Purple Chicago 2015

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT: 2015 Chicago Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2015

Janine Laughlin

THE STORY:

Turning 40 for me was very different, than others turning 40.  40 was the age my dad died.  He left me when I was 15, the Summer of 8th Grade right before I went into High School.   He left my 2 sisters, my mom and me. 

Pancreatic Cancer.  That is why he left us.  It took the doctors a long time to finally determine what was wrong with my dad.  He had severe back pain.  They were puzzled.  Then one day after lots and lots of tests they found a tumor on his spine.  After additional tests, they realized it wasn’t JUST a tumor, but he had full blown cancer. Pancreatic Cancer.  There was no chance for him to live, it had spread throughout his body.  It was too late.  I spent that Summer with my mom and sisters in and out of the hospital.  From the time he was diagnosed to the time he passed I believe it was 3 short months, but it felt like forever.  There were a few “false” good bye’s.  He was a fighter, Hank didn’t want to leave his 3 girls and wife.  One day in August he left us and my life was forever changed. 

2015 is all about completing my first FULL marathon (and marrying the love of my life).  Yesterday, as I anxiously waited for the Chicago Marathon Registration Lottery to open I made a phone call to learn about charities involved with this marathon in case I wasn’t able to get a number.  Susan said to me, “Project Purple is a great charity focusing on Pancreatic Cancer.”  The rest is history.

I am running my first full marathon for Project Purple and for my dad.  Project Purple’s mission is raising awareness and funds towards a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancer killers and the least funded of the top 10 cancers. It is also the only cancer in the top 10 killer with a single digit survival rate after 5 years. Let’s fight this horrible disease together.  Thank you for reading my story and visiting my page.  Thank you for donating.

Also enclosing a link to my story the Project Purple team wrote.

http://www.run4projectpurple.org/runner-janine-dolan/

Much Love, Janine 

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To This Fundraiser

$6,081

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dawn

    $50

  • The Laughlin Clan

    $100

  • Fueled by T/Aco

    $126

  • Donna and family

    $20

  • Doug LeColst

    $30

  • Mary Farley

    $20

  • Pam

    $30

  • Jeff

    $25

  • The Mims Family

    $75

  • Joe and Donna

    $50

  • Lucie and Donald Toto

    $100

  • Wendy & Gus

    $20

  • Lauren, Jon and Herbie

    $50

  • Sue (Madden) Arslanian

    $25

  • Wendy B

    $25

  • Return Path Inc

    $2,000

  • Sara Kingsley

    $25

  • Simeon and Heather (& Zozo!)

    $75

  • Karen

    $50

  • The Campbells

    $200

  • Sue, McNall Max

    $100

  • Nelson Family

    $300

  • Sherrie Marquet

    $50

  • Julio Soria

    $50

  • Lauren Soares

    $15

  • Kristin Skidmore

    $20

  • Kathryn Haber

    $50

  • Estelle Derouet

    $25

  • Michael & Claire Couch

    $25

  • Tina Wand

    $100

  • karen mcnichol

    $50

  • Shira Schwartz

     

  • Melissa and Nate Carey

    $25

  • Dawn Jesus

    $20

  • Peter Riddle

    $100

  • Kristin Grenier

    $10

  • Lauren Suhre

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jodi Scott

    $25

  • Mike and Barb Laughlin

    $100

  • Doreen Dolan and Steve Hadley

    $100

  • Patti and Bill

    $25

  • Vickie and Dean Gambino

    $50

  • Pat and John Diskes

    $75

  • Lauren and Jon Peacock

    $75

  • Return Path Marketing Team

    $100

  • Lisa & Derek H

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Janine's Marathon Send Off Event

    $500

  • The DeFrancesco Family

    $75

  • Jen RIbble

    $50

  • Renee Setta & Kent Platts

    $25

  • Brian Westnedge

    $20

  • Kat Preftes and Chris Field

    $100

  • John Koziol & Debbie Hill

    $100

  • Barbara Noe

    $50

  • Return Path Inc

    $250

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94% Raised of$6,500 Goal

The Team: $49,173 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Janine Laughlin

Amount Raised

$6,081

 

94% Raised of$6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Greco

Amount Raised

$5,500

 

110% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie Weiss

Amount Raised

$5,100

Fundraiser Title

Brian Cover

Amount Raised

$5,070

 

423% Raised of$1,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

TEAM SCALISI

Amount Raised

$4,117

 

82% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Sally Lappies

Amount Raised

$3,865

 

258% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Team Meerkat

Amount Raised

$3,020

 

121% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Team Polio

Amount Raised

$2,660

 

177% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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