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Team Run for CF Boston Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Missy Ayers

THE STORY:

 

In November 2011, I accepted a challenge to run the Boston Marathon. It had been a life long dream to achieve such a goal. I began training through the cold winter months. However, life had another plan in mind. I received a phone call on February 6, 2012 from the University of Minnesota Research Study office. They offered me the opportunity to participate in a study drug trial for the latest research available to help diminish the effects of Cystic Fibrosis . Only 100 patients in the world were participating in this phase. I gladly accepted this amazing opportunity! However, the one drawback was that I could no longer train or participate in the marathon as it would skew the study results too drastically. The Boston Marathon will happen again. An opportunity at breakthrough medicine might only happen once in a lifetime. I will fulfill my pledge of raising $5000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Boston Chapter not only in spirit of those who are running those 26.2 miles, but for further life changing medical advancements in the future.

 

My original fundraising page: For any 31 year old, this would be a challenge. But for a Cystic Fibrosis patient, this an enormous hurdle that I must, and will, overcome in my lifetime.
 

I will be granted a 2012 Boston Marathon bib number by raising $5000.00 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where over 90 cents of every dollar go towards research to find a cure for my disease.
 

On Monday, April 16, 2012, I plan to accomplish this for not only my own aspirations to improve myself, but also for my family, who has pushed me to be all I can be since I was 2 months old and diagnosed with this disease. For my friends, who are collectively the most unwavering supportive group of people in the world and challenge me to be a better person every day. For those Cystic Fibrosis patients and friends of mine who are unable to dream of such a task or who are already no longer with us. And lastly, for my Aunt Susan, who I was unable to ever meet in person, but who also had Cystic Fibrosis and who upon being born in 1940, defied all the odds and was able to live until she was 31 years old.
 

I still intend to one day run this for "all of us" to remember to challenge ourselves to stay healthy, to live life to the fullest each day and enjoy every single mile (all 26.2 of them) along the way.

 

Your support, whether it is in dollars or simply encouragement, is most appreciated.

Much love,

Missy

$5,900

MONEY RAISED
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  • Elizabeth Newton

     

  • Mia Zamansky

     

  • Maureen

     

  • FELICIA WALKER

     

  • Ann Goldenberg Altman

     

  • Beth Hudson

     

  • Milani Family

     

  • Sue Kraatz

     

  • Elizabeth Schulz

     

  • Missy RULES!

     

  • Stacey and Josh Prudden

     

  • Elizabeth Schuz

     

  • Sue Kraafz

     

  • Felicia Walker

     

  • Elizabeth Newton

     

  • Maureen Emmerso

     

  • Amy Brokl

     

  • Brie & Brian Heinlein

     

  • Cory Schwartz

     

  • Fred and Jody

     

  • Andrew Grant

     

  • Al and Sue Johnson

     

  • Justin Young

     

  • Hannah Borowsky

     

  • Dan Miller

     

  • Brittany Beale

     

  • Lars-Peder Nagel

     

  • Kelly Rasmussen

     

  • Larry & Terryn Hofmann

     

  • Mari Beck and Eric Kessenich

     

  • Andrew Paulson

     

  • Moscoe Family

     

  • Jenny & Adam Lawrence

     

  • Adam Jordani

     

  • Nathan M. Gillies

     

  • Orlee & Unkee Hoo

     

  • Bill and Sharman Bastl

     

  • Brent Wiessner

     

  • Ryan Cox

     

  • Michael Will

     

  • Julie & Robbie Overlease (Olivia, Evelyn, Henry & Vivian)

     

  • Dan Besikof

     

  • Bonnie Waldman

     

  • Alana Kalin

     

  • Ryan Miller

     

  • Betty Hansen

     

  • Bev L.

     

  • Kate Azevedo

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tom Engwall

     

  • Andrew & Kim Karelis

     

  • Ryan Conlon

     

  • Sara & Blake Baratz

     

  • Zoe Stern

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Aly Shea

     

  • Annie Hamor Saukko

     

  • Lauren Selnick

     

  • Courtney Dirks

     

  • Elisabeth Olaniyi

     

  • Kate Bowen

     

  • Joey and Christina G.

     

  • Lauren Heinlein

     

  • Prindle family

     

  • Lindsay and Clay Matvick

     

  • Alex Afsari

     

  • Matt & Maggie Arnold

     

  • Chris & Courtney Kelley

     

  • Steph Rouse

     

  • Kelly Nelson

     

  • Jamie Misner

     

  • Alli and Tony Rubin

     

  • Melanie Wolfe

     

  • Matiernan's!

     

  • Sharon Loh

     

  • Matt and Naomi Oberman

     

  • BB

     

  • Sinnotts

     

  • Torrin and Avery Luoma

     

  • Sutton McGraw Smith

     

  • Kate & Randy

     

  • Jackie Mogol

     

  • Alan and Diae Miller

     

  • Jay and Danielle Sandler

     

  • Dan Beer

     

  • Borowsky Family

     

  • Nick, Anna & Jacob Lovas

     

  • The Voelbel Family

     

  • Katie Meza

     

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118% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $66,064 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tom, Will and Adam Boardman

Amount Raised

$16,686

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Marotta

Amount Raised

$9,335

 

117% Raised of$8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Theresa Casey

Amount Raised

$8,158

 

163% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karl Yen

Amount Raised

$7,183

 

72% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allison Maher

Amount Raised

$6,100

 

122% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Missy Ayers

Amount Raised

$5,900

 

118% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Collins

Amount Raised

$5,837

 

117% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karen Yen

Amount Raised

$5,675

 

95% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Katie Meza

Katie Meza

Go Missy!! You're such an inspiration!! 3 years ago

The Voelbel Family

The Voelbel Family

7 years ago

Nick, Anna & Jacob Lovas

Nick, Anna & Jacob Lovas

Go Missy! 7 years ago

Borowsky Family

Borowsky Family

You are awesome, Missy - an incredible role model and inspiration! 7 years ago

Dan Beer

Dan Beer

In honor of Team Missy. Best of luck on Saturday! 7 years ago

Jay and Danielle Sandler

Jay and Danielle Sandler

7 years ago

Alan and Diae Miller

Alan and Diae Miller

7 years ago

Jackie Mogol

Jackie Mogol

Keep doing what you are doing, Missy!! You are always an inspiration and so happy to hear you're feeling awesome!! =) 7 years ago

Kate & Randy

Kate & Randy

7 years ago

Sutton McGraw Smith

Sutton McGraw Smith

7 years ago