Mark Davis' Fundraiser:

Kicking CF in the face

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BENEFITING: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

EVENT: Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon 2012

EVENT DATE: May 20, 2012

THE STORY:

Thank you so much for all the support so far... can we make it to $1000?

This year I am running the Cleveland Marathon (all 26.2 miles) for my 40th birthday, but that doesn't matter as much as what I am running for…

A close friend's son, Aidan, was born with cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of 70,000 people worldwide. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:

  • clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and
  • obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, thanks to advances in research and medical treatments, many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.

But it’s still a daily struggle filled with breathing treatments, special diets and desperately trying to avoid lung infections. Check out the photos to the left to see the medications and treatment Aidan has to endure every single day. Aidan is a sweet, spunky 2 1/2 year old... no child should have to go through what he lives with. 

I want to help them continue the research to eliminate this disease once and for all. Every step I take in the Cleveland Marathon will hopefully bring them one step closer to a CF cure.

On Sunday, May 20 I will be running for Aidan. Please support my training for the Cleveland Marathon by donating what you can to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

http://www.cff.org

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To This Fundraiser

$1,300

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sue, John, Elyse & Alaina Sopa

     

  • Raghav Thimmana

    $25

  • Michelle Wood & Family

    $25

  • Taylor Family

    $50

  • John &Annette; Gaeth

    $50

  • Ray Hoffman

    $50

  • Bob, Jill, Megan and Andrew Hughes

    $20

  • Julie and Jim Funk - Toledo

    $25

  • Josh, Jenny, Henry, George

    $100

  • Mike and Ben Gaeth

    $50

  • Cari, Patrick, Colin, Quinn and Aidan Mc...

    $150

  • Lindsay, Craig, and Reece

    $40

  • Carrie Keagler

    $25

  • Jim & Sharon McCabe

    $100

  • Dave & Wid Gajewski

    $50

  • Bill & Bonnie Gaeth

    $50

  • Stephanie Taylor

    $40

  • Joe Gramc

    $50

  • Damien Bowman

    $90

  • Celeste m. Designs

     

  • Teri & Bobby

    $50

  • Darcy Gifford

    $15

  • Emily Lauer

    $20

  • Ann & Paul Weinzimmer

    $25

  • Mary E. Gilmore

    $25

  • Annette Badik

    $50

  • Vin & Vinnie

    $50

  • Your kids...we love you, daddy!

    $25

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260% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $1,300 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Emily Lauer

Emily Lauer

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Darcy Gifford

Darcy Gifford

DONATION: $15

Go Mark! 2 years ago

Teri & Bobby

Teri & Bobby

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Celeste m. Designs

Celeste m. Designs

Good luck! 2 years ago

Damien Bowman

Damien Bowman

DONATION: $90

2 years ago