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Project Purple Rock and Roll Marathon

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March 25, 2017

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Eli Ellison

THE STORY:

Hello everyone! I will be running in the 2017 Nashville rocknroll 1/2 marathon in honor of my grandfather Robert Ellison II as I raise contributions for Project Purple to spread awareness and combat this virulent disease known as pancreatic cancer. My grandfather passed away in February of 2004 at the age of 67, Just one month after his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in January. suffering from a quick decline. Pancreatic cancer is now the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths in the country and is sadly notable for having an exceedingly low survival rate. It is not just a statistic for me or for my family. I appreciate any support you can provide in my fundraising campaign. Most of you who know me know what my grandfather meant to me and what this race means to me. This is bit of my story: My father was told my mom and myself that my grandfather has pancreatic cancer and we had to travel to Miami to see him. I was 14 at the time and did not really grasp the concept that this would be the last time that I would be able to see him, to talk to him, or to simply give him a hug. The first couple of days the whole family is there and my grandfather seems like he is getting his energy back , as the day go on he falls in sharp decline until he is bed ridden and catatonic ultimately passing away. That's when I fully understood the destructive power of this disease. The last image I have of this time is the soldiers folding the flag and the army paying their last respects. I want to honor my grandfather Robert Ellison II and the life he lives and with the help of Project Purple and their research we will be one step closer to a cure. PROJECT PURPLE wrote - Project Purple's mission: to beat pancreatic cancer. Our Method: participating in the best road races in the world.. We're excited to once again participate in the Nashville rocknroll Marathon - on of the most challenging and inspiring running events in the world! We are the only pancreatic cancer charity running in Nashville in 2017. Each of our runners has been touched by this terrible disease, and will be running and fundraising to support our main programs: funding research and providing aid to patients battling pancreatic cancer.

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To This Fundraiser

$900

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • CKS Empire LLC

    $25

  • Jonathan Juges

    $25

  • Brad grant

    $100

  • Paul Meacham

    $10

  • Brittnee Duerr

    $25

  • Jason Pohl

    $25

  • Priscilla Bernowski

    $25

  • Randall Winsett

     

  • Kyle & Heather

    $25

  • Cash

    $52

  • Michael and Brenda Miller

    $100

  • Robert and Consuela Ellison III

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Strauss House

    $25

  • Giger family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kim Loring

    $25

  • Danielle Fitch

     

  • John Giger (Grandpa)

    $100

  • Ellison

    $78

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100% Raised of$900 Goal

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The Team: $16,100 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Dana Jacoby

Amount Raised

$6,175

 

412% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Ashley Bible

Amount Raised

$2,305

 

177% Raised of$1,300 Goal

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Branigan Brann

Amount Raised

$1,070

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Gordon Livingstone

Amount Raised

$1,040

 

116% Raised of$900 Goal

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Lexi Wylie

Amount Raised

$1,015

 

102% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Eli Ellison

Amount Raised

$900

 

100% Raised of$900 Goal

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Ines Simoes

Amount Raised

$720

 

144% Raised of$500 Goal

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Erin Madigan

Amount Raised

$650

 

130% Raised of$500 Goal

Donor Comments

Ellison

Ellison

DONATION: $78

3 years ago

John Giger (Grandpa)

John Giger (Grandpa)

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Danielle Fitch

Danielle Fitch

3 years ago

Kim Loring

Kim Loring

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Giger family

Giger family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Strauss House

The Strauss House

DONATION: $25

I memory of Daniel's grandfather. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Robert and Consuela Ellison III

Robert and Consuela Ellison III

DONATION: $100

Very proud of you! 3 years ago

Michael and Brenda Miller

Michael and Brenda Miller

DONATION: $100

Eli, proud of your effort to raise awareness and funds in memory of your Grandfather! 3 years ago