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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

Matthew Greco

THE STORY:

On October 11, 2015, I will be participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to raise money for Project Purple.  Participating in this marathon is an excellent venue for me to not only raise funding for pancreatic research but most importantly to raise awareness toward the fight against one of the nation’s deadliest cancers.  For those who know me, I have personally been touched by this disease as I watched my father Alfonso Greco, courageously battle pancreatic cancer for eight years.   I have witnessed my father’s unfailing perseverance with this disease until he passed away in 2008, and it is in his memory that I will be running this marathon.

Project Purple demonstrates a deep commitment toward fighting this difficult disease through research, patient support, community outreach and government advocacy.  Currently, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and is anticipated to become the second by 2020.   What makes this disease so difficult to diagnose is the location of the pancreas.  The pancreas is so deep within the abdominal cavity that once symptoms develop early detection is difficult to diagnose.   This is why early detection tools need to be developed.

Since my dad had been diagnosed in 2000 much more is known today than before.  However, much more needs to be done.   We need to push through the boundaries that this devastating cancer has produced and step forward with bigger purple strides to break through the barricades.  This marathon is another inch toward making this happen.

Although it will be a challenge for me to complete this race, I know that I will not only be driven by the benefit of a worthy cause but the memory of the stoic fight my father fought with this tenacious disease. I am very excited to meet this challenge and am asking for sponsorship for this marathon.  I would greatly appreciate your kind consideration in making a tax-deductible donation toward my goal of $5,000.

Thank you, 

Matthew Greco

 

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To This Fundraiser

$5,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Diamond Lil

    $50

  • Jeff Galvin

    $100

  • Sarah O'Toole

    $50

  • Kyle McClear

    $50

  • Patrick Hyland

    $50

  • Louis and Kelly

    $100

  • Annie Bidwell

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anahi Perez

    $30

  • Julie Heffernan

     

  • Katie Jennings

    $50

  • Jenny Davis

    $50

  • Katie Rutt

    $25

  • Kathleen Carlson

    $50

  • Heffernan's

    $50

  • John Nagy

    $30

  • Therese Greco

    $100

  • Michael Sheridan

    $50

  • Greg and Judy Tomko-Morris

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Clara Sladick

    $45

  • Becky Leusch

    $75

  • D. King

    $100

  • Leusch Family

    $50

  • Ellen Marniella

    $25

  • Kevin Burant

    $50

  • Lawre

    $100

  • Brennan

     

  • Mary Kay Bitterman

     

  • Bujnak Family

    $50

  • Greg Greene

    $100

  • Schaefer/Wisneski

    $50

  • Maura Heffernan

     

  • Kylie Brooks

    $100

  • Coach Fergus

    $500

  • Shannon Jennings-Valiando

    $50

  • Molly O'Malley

    $50

  • Luke Holthaus

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Beth Leffel-Krey

    $50

  • Jeff Galvin

    $100

  • Lori Winstead

    $50

  • David and Meghan Kaszar

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Terry & Mary Beth

    $50

  • Katie Kimble

    $20

  • Douglas Mayer

    $100

  • Anne Agozzino

    $100

  • Jennifer Preston

    $15

  • Barbara Hirsch

     

  • Molly Uhlenhake

     

  • Julia Estergall

    $50

  • The MacBride's

    $50

  • Caroline Kessler

    $30

  • Casey Blackburn

    $30

  • Kate McCall

    $50

  • Paul Shaer

    $50

  • Therese Barrett

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Muffin

    $50

  • John & Ellen Holthaus

    $100

  • Uncle Fester

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jess Tobin

    $25

  • Kristin Sheridan

    $50

  • Laura Mayer

    $10

  • Jessica & Tim Kitchen

    $30

  • Andrea De Roia Busse

    $50

  • Becky Carroll

    $50

  • Jessica Kitchen

    $30

  • Paul and Emily

    $40

  • BonerTime Industries

     

  • Frank & Kathleen Rolf

    $50

  • Dave, Devin, Rob, Molly & MartyLewis

    $50

  • Bridget Smith

    $50

  • Pete Honsberger

    $50

  • The Holdsworth Family

    $100

  • Maureen & Kevin Jennings

    $100

  • Michael & Lauren

    $100

  • The Greene Family

    $100

  • Vince Grzegorek

    $20

  • Terry and Julie Hutter

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $215

  • Pat & Joan Carney

    $50

  • Connie Jakyma

    $100

  • The McKendry Family

    $250

  • Discount Drug Mart

    $100

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110% Raised of$5,000 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

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

Team Polio

Amount Raised

$2,660

 

177% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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