Joe's Biggest Race

$25,830 of $35k goal

Raised by 368 people in 3 months
Kim Peirick
on behalf of Joe Pachecho
 MUNSTER, IN
As many of you may or may not know, 2016 ended with the heartbreaking news for the Pacheco family. Joe Pacheco was diagnosed with a stage IV, aggressive, inoperable, malignant brain tumor.  This news has shaken his world but Joe, along with his family and friends by his side, is ready for the biggest race of his life. 

Joe is the husband of 15 years to his wife, Chaz and a doting father of, Brenna and Dylan. He is also a loving son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend to many.  

In his professional life, Joseph Pacheco, an eleven-year veteran of the Munster Police Department, is currently assigned as the School Resource Officer at Munster High School.  He is an active member of the department’s Honor Guard, as well as the advisor and mentor to the Munster Police Explorer Post, which is a program comprised of youth interested in the field of law enforcement.  Over the last 11 years, Joe has devoted himself to protecting and serving the citizens of Munster, educating numerous students in the DARE program and has also received numerous commendations. He holds a very special place in the hearts of his family of “blue”!

After the diagnosis, Joe and Chaz have met with a team of doctors from Northwestern Hospital to discuss their plan of treatment. Joe will begin chemotherapy and radiation treatments shortly.  Joe and his family are feeling positive and determined to fight and win this battle.  Joe is an avid runner with many successful marathons under his belt. As his doctors have said this is a marathon NOT a sprint.  Let’s join in this marathon with Joe and his family to come together as a community to support this devoted law enforcement officer, loving family man as well as true friend. 

Family, friends and his Brothers in Blue have offered a huge support system to the Pacheco family during this trying time. We would like to not only help emotionally but to offer financial support as well. This fund's goal is to help the Pacheco family with the financial aspects of being off work and the ongoing medical expenses for Joe's care.  

We would appreciate any donation you can make to help the Pacheco family during this time of need. Please keep Joe, Chaz and their children, Brenna and Dylan, in your thoughts and prayers. Lastly, we are beyond thankful for the time you have taken to read this campaign! 

Thank you for your prayers and support.
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Update 1
Posted by Kim Peirick
2 months ago
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It is with great excitement to share that we have ALMOST met our goal. Please continue to share Joe's story in hopes of meeting or exceeding our goal.

For those of you in the area, please consider attending some of the upcoming fundraising events:

"Hoops for Hope” Student/Faculty Basketball Game - Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30pm in the Munster High School Gymnasium. The event will include the crowning of the 2017 Turnabout King and other events. Tickets are only $5 at the door and all proceeds will benefit Officer Pacheco’s family.

McDonald’s Fundraiser - Thursday, February 16th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm (515 Ridge Rd). A percentage of the sales will be donated to the Pacheco family, and the event will also include police officers, police cars, a visit from K-9 Django and Daren the Lion, and a prize wheel for kids.

Five Guy’s Fundraiser – Wednesday, March 8th all day (8231 Calumet Avenue, Munster). A percentage of the sales all day will be donated to the Pacheco family.

Let's continue to support Joe and his family!
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$25,830 of $35k goal

Raised by 368 people in 3 months
Created January 17, 2017
Kim Peirick  
on behalf of Joe Pachecho
JH
$100
JoEllen Helmer
2 days ago
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1
$75
Anonymous
11 days ago
CK
$20
c.e. kestner
12 days ago
MK
$50
Michael Kotso
20 days ago
$50
Anonymous
26 days ago
1
1
$35
Anonymous
27 days ago
1
1
TF
$450
The Wolak Family
1 month ago
3
3

Joe, You are an awe-inspiring and visionary mentor and a great leader. Thank you for your dedication to the service of humanity. God bless.

BH
$50
Brian Hays
1 month ago
2
2
$144
Jarek Pozdzal
1 month ago
2
2
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
1
1
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