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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation NYC 2017

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2017 Staten Island Half Marathon! Not the forgotten borough.....
October 10, 2017

WOW! of all the boroughs I have ran through Staten Island is always the most challenging! What I find refreshing in all of that is that people  See more
Debra Capurso

THE STORY:

Being asked to "tell my story" is something I struggled with as I sat in front of my computer to put together my fundraising page. This is not about me, not about "my story"?  My story is simple really -- I am a healthy, energetic female of 57 years old who has gotten a spot in the 2017 NYC Marathon -- never ran a marathon before...this will be my first.  In fact, the challenge frightens me and  until a couple of weeks ago I was going to give it up -- the  summer training, the sweating - what's the point really? To say I ran a marathon? Big deal?  Until I started watching a video blog of a beautiful and inspriational young lady that i had the pleasure of first getting to know when she was about 9 years old.  Jillian.  Jillian has Cystic Fibrosis.  I suggest if you do not know what Cystic Fibrosis is that you google it, then come back to my fundraising page.  

After watching Jillian's video blog regularly now I realized that running a marathon is nothing to be scared of and nothing to be challenged by compared with what those living with Cystic Fibrosis are challenged with every single day of their life -- breathing. Knowing Jillian and her allowing me to gain more insight into her daily life with Cystic Fibrosis via her video blog has inspired me in many ways.  Jillian has inspired me to face the challenge head on -- to "Just Breathe" and not give up before even starting -- just run it. Yes, just breathe.  (I have included a link to Jillian's first video blog but you may follow Jillian and her husband Rosario's CF life journey on you tube at The AzzarelliCFLife). 

I will be running the NYC Marathon in support of Cystic Fibrosis as part of their Breathe Team.  I ask that you please consider donating in direct support of all those with Cystic Fibrosis and do your part in helping to find a cure.  Treatments have come so far because of people like all of us who have become aware of Cystic Fibrosis and have donated and continued to raise awareness.  Finding a cure is next and let it be sooner than later.

My promise to all of you is that I will cross that marathon finish line with determination and focus -- I will just let myself breathe and finish with a smile.  A smile that says thanks to all of you we have hopefully made a difference in Jillian's life and the lives of all of those with Cystic Fibrosis.


Love......... Debbie 


The excerpts below are directly from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and I think it is important for all to read it and understand the mission of this great organization. 


The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

We Are Adding Tomorrows.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. We fund more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support.

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Debra Capurso

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