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Project Purple picks up the pace

BEACON FALLS — A local man is going the extra mile to raise money for his nonprofit organization this year. Dino Verrelli, a Beacon Falls resident and founder and CEO…


Project Purple awards grant

BEACON FALLS — Project Purple announced a grant award to the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Dr. Michael Hollingsworth for $150,000 to further the university’s research into finding a…

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Project Purple creates Jamie Polite Fund

BEACON FALLS — Project Purple  announced the establishment of the Jamie Polite Fund to benefit New Haven firefighter Jamie Polite, who is battling pancreatic cancer, and his family. “We are…

Project Purple founder and Beacon Falls resident Dino Verrelli (in front) poses for a picture with the team that ran for Project Purple during the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 27. Project Purple raised more than $235,000 in 2013. –CONTRIBUTED

Project Purple takes huge strides forward

BEACON FALLS — Project Purple continues to reach new heights. When Beacon Falls Resident Dino Verrelli founded Project Purple, a nonprofit organization, in 2010 he hoped to raise awareness about…

From left, Tufts Medical Center Director of Oncology Dr. Wasif Saif, Project Purple founder Dino Verrelli of Beacon Falls and Tufts Medical Cancer Center Philanthropy Officer Scott Neely pose for a photo after Verrelli recently awarded the center with a $35,000 grant, one of two grants the nonprofit organization awarded. –CONTRIBUTED

Project Purple expands reach

BEACON FALLS — Project Purple is picking up speed. Project Purple, a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness about pancreatic cancer, recently awarded two $35,000 grants to further pancreatic cancer…

Beacon Falls resident Dino Verrelli started Project Purple, a non-profit organization, in September 2010 to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. The organization has created the Jamie Polite Fund to benefit New Haven firefighter Jamie Polite. –FILE PHOTO

Project Purple keeps on running

BEACON FALLS — When Dino Verrelli goes for a run, he does it with a purpose. Verrelli, of Beacon Falls, is the founder of Project Purple, a non-profit organization which…

Project Purple  members Tony Minopoli, Tony Wiezler, Scott Smith, Laura Smith, Loretta Lesko, Genie Triccarico, Leo DiSorbo, Jenine Motasky, Robert Lesko, Tony Piccarillo, and Dino Verrelli pose for a group picture at the Shelton Thanksgiving Race Nov. 25.

Running to beat cancer

Just a few short months after Beacon Falls resident Dino Verrelli pledged to run 13 half-marathons (13.1 miles) in 13 months to raise money for pancreatic cancer research, his father…

Antonio’s teams up with Project Purple

BEACON FALLS — The Original Antonio’s Restaurant is joining forces with Project Purple to fight Pancreatic Cancer. All three Antonio’s locations, Beacon Falls, Woodbridge, and Ansonia, will donate 20 percent…

From left, Genie Tricarico, Dino Verrelli, Shane Behrle, Leo Disorbo, and Loretta Lesko pose after running with Team Project Purple at the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon on June 5th in Simsbury.

A runner with a cause

Beacon Falls resident Dino Verrelli wants to run 13 half-marathons (that’s 13.1 miles) in 13 months to raise awareness and $130,000 for pancreatic cancer research. For Verrelli, the cause is…