Run for Paul

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about 2 years ago

Hotel pool swim workout is done! Doesnt everyone train while on vacation? Now, put your fingers to work and make a donation;) Pretty easy!

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We're running to finish brain cancer once and for all!

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, Paul Freese was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma. Paul is seeking medical treatment through The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University and locally.

While thankful for great medical insurance, there are a number of expenses (including deductibles) not covered during treatment as well as possible lost income if he needs to take some time off from work. Already, Paul has incurred expenses for tests and travel to North Carolina. These expenses will continue to mount.

So, running, you ask? Pau'ls sister-in-law, Amanda, is an avid runner. She's challenging herself to run 3 half marathon (13.1 miles each = 39.3 miles total) to raise $3930.00 to help out Paul. Why $3930? That will be Paul's approximate age when treatment finishes a year from now.

How can you help?

1. Make a donation with a credit card on this site. Any amount is appreciated, but why not go with $39 to fit the theme?

2. Lace up your own running shoes and ask friends and family to sponsor your own run to show Paul your support. Share the donations either thorugh this website or by mailing us a check.

3. Mail a check made out to "Paul Freese Medical Benefit"...if you know us well enough you'll know Paul's address ;)

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Amanda Freese posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

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Hotel pool swim workout is done! Doesnt everyone train while on vacation? Now, put your fingers to work and make a donation;) Pretty easy!

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Amanda Freese posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

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Five miles logged on this beautiful, August morn! Looking forward to a great month of fundraising! Can we surpass $3000 by the end of August

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Amanda Freese posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

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Uncle Paul is a great snuggle buddy! This isn't a very recent photo, but I love how close E is to his uncle.

Paul Freese commented on a blog post:
about 2 years ago
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Amanda Freese posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

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I just got word our campaign is in the running to win an iPad. The more money raised the better our chances to win. Let's do this for Paul!

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Amanda Freese posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

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It's been a great week for training! Thanks for your support. Please share this site with 3 friends & try to pass $3,000 by 7-31-13!

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Amanda Freese posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

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Another long run was completed this morning. Can you help get to the $3,000 mark today?

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Amanda Freese posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

We're so close to halfway...will this be the week?

We're so close to reaching the halfway point in our fundraising. Could this be the week that we reach that milestone?
Paul has finished two rounds of treatment and is facing this challenge head-on...literally! He has TONS of friends out there who care dearly about him. ONE donation of $39 will put us over the halfway mark. We have $2001 to raise to reach our goal of raising $3930 to help Paul. If just 50 friends gave $40, we'd meet the goal!

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/sg4mgs1b

Thanks to all who have already donated. Please feel free to share this on your Facebook wall, too! The more people who see us, the easier we'll reach our goal!

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Amanda Freese posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

We're 48% of the way to our goal!

With the help of a few big donations this week, we're almost halfway to raising $3,930 to help our brother, son, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend while he focuses on living life!

Wondering how you can help? A donation in any amount will be appreciated. More of a "do-er?" The. Join Paul's Posse and choose a race to do. Ask your friends and family to all support Paul through your fundraising goal. If you want more info, just let me know :)

I put in four miles this morning on the treadmill as thunderstorms were in the forecast. The storms never came. I feel so lucky to have the ability to run and train for these races. Helping others through a hobby is doubly-rewarding.

Please consider helping me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/sg4mgs1b

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Amanda Freese posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

A hot and muggy run done!

I got in a very muggy 3 mile run with .5 mile warm-up and cooldown last night after dinner. WHEW! If you're not too keen on running through a midwestern summer, but want to help Paul, please consider making a donation here. Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/sg4mgs1b

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Amanda Freese posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

We're over 1/3 of the way to our goal!

Thanks to the generosity of many, we've surpassed the 1/3 mark to our goal!!!! The next race will be on Labor Day in Cedar Rapids. Let's be at the 2/3 mark by then. Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/sg4mgs1b

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Amanda Freese posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

Running in Durham!

Today, my running will take me through the Duke campus. its time to hit the road toward the goal of rausing $3930 to help Paul with his expenses. please help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/sg4mgs1b

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