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

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,300 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Carrie Keagler

Carrie Keagler

DONATION: $25

Way to Go! 2 years ago

Lindsay, Craig, and Reece

Lindsay, Craig, and Reece

DONATION: $40

HAP-py Birthday, Mark, and THANK YOU running on behalf of Aidan and the thousands fo children and adults living with this terrible disease. We're so proud of you and will be cheering from NC and KS! 2 years ago

Cari, Patrick, Colin, Quinn and Aidan McCabe

Cari, Patrick, Colin, Quinn and Aidan McCabe

DONATION: $150

Thank you Mark for making a difference for our Aidan and the 30,000 others with CF. You are an inspiration and we are so very proud of you!! Best of luck with the run and Happy Birthday!! 2 years ago

Mike and Ben Gaeth

Mike and Ben Gaeth

DONATION: $50

Happy birthday!! Good luck in the marathon! 2 years ago

Josh, Jenny, Henry, George

Josh, Jenny, Henry, George

DONATION: $100

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK!!! 2 years ago