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Team Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Boston Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Jennifer Travis

THE STORY:

I am writing to ask for your financial support for my 2013 Boston Marathon Run to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  I ran my first marathon back in 2011 for CF and I remember saying that it would be my last.  Well, here I am again.  With the support of my husband Bob, my three beautiful girls and my good friend Julie, I am going to give it another try.  Julie and I will both be running for Team CF. As all of you know, my 14 year old daughter Megan has Cystic Fibrosis.  She spends a lot of time focusing on her health, taking over 40 medications a day and performing daily chest physical therapy along with inhaled breathing treatments. A good portion of Megan's life is spent doing countless hours of therapies, going to doctor’s appointments and hospital stays, but her positive outlook on life and fun personality hide any hint of struggles that she may face.  As her mother, I am inspired by her acceptance of her life, she doesn’t complain very often and for the most part does everything we ask of her.  With that said, she has again motivated me to train and run 26.2 miles on her behalf and help raise important funding for CF research and patient care.

Although the lifespan of people living with CF has been on the rise and the need for additional adult clinics is becoming more common, there are still to many lives claimed by this devastating disease.  As much as we would like to freeze time so Megan can be with us forever, we want her dreams to come true.  We want to see her graduate from high school, go to college, grow-up and follow her dreams.

There are new drugs in the CF pipeline that are generating great results.  The FDA recently approved Kalydeco which is one pill a day and is making a tremendous difference in patients' lives. Unfortunately this drug only works for only 4% of the CF population and does not apply to Megan’s gene type. The next drug being developed in the Kalydeco family of medicine is currently in phase 3 trials and holds the potential to help 90% of the CF population - including Megan. While these drugs are not a cure all for CF, they provide a viable treatment that increases lung function, helps increase weight gain and will hopefully increase the lifespan of people living with CF.

With continued funding and your generous support, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will change the lives of people living with CF. I would greatly appreciate your support for my 2013 marathon run. It is not only inspiring, but extremely motivation knowing that so many people care for Megan and are willing to help find a cure for CF.

Thank You,

Jennifer Travis

 

$5,025

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Burnham Family

    $300

  • The Flynn Family

    $250

  • Tom Coté and Fotene Demoulas

    $2,500

  • The Fallon's

    $50

  • The Schwartzes

     

  • The Oberton Family

    $250

  • BHS Class of '86 fellow alum

    $50

  • Judy Miller Bailey

    $20

  • The Grangers

    $50

  • Eckert Family

     

  • Joyce King

    $150

  • The McManus Family

    $75

  • Leitner Family

    $200

  • Dave and Rose Saviano

    $100

  • Dr. Thoimas Ferlito

    $50

  • The Buswick Family

     

  • Nancy Delaney

    $50

  • McCarthy Family

    $100

  • The Vitales

     

  • Sheila Serrao

    $50

  • William & Jennifer

    $100

  • Heather Kiessling

    $100

  • Brian & Karen

    $100

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The Team: $39,058 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Erickson

Amount Raised

$7,180

 

96% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Morrissey

Amount Raised

$6,625

 

95% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gillian Guidetti

Amount Raised

$5,735

Fundraiser Title

Katie Kelly

Amount Raised

$5,105

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sean Bagley

Amount Raised

$5,050

 

101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Travis

Amount Raised

$5,025

Fundraiser Title

julie wallace

Amount Raised

$4,238

 

85% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$100

 

0% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Donor Comments

William & Jennifer

William & Jennifer

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Heather Kiessling

Heather Kiessling

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Brian & Karen

Brian & Karen

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Sheila Serrao

Sheila Serrao

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

The Vitales

The Vitales

6 years ago

McCarthy Family

McCarthy Family

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Nancy Delaney

Nancy Delaney

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

The Buswick Family

The Buswick Family

6 years ago

Dr. Thoimas Ferlito

Dr. Thoimas Ferlito

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Dave and Rose Saviano

Dave and Rose Saviano

DONATION: $100

6 years ago