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Meghan Peterson's Fundraiser:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

ORGANIZER: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Meghan Peterson

THE STORY:

On April 17th, 2017, I will be running the Boston Marathon representing Team CF.  This will be my first marathon and I am thrilled to be supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

As many of you know, my sister, Courtney has Cystic Fibrosis (CF).  She was diagnosed just a few days after birth and has been under a treatment regime since diagnosis.  Courtney means the world to me.  We share the same birthday (June 6th), many of the same friends, we’ve competed on several teams together and she even followed me to Wellesley College where we were fortunate to once again be triumphant field hockey and lacrosse teammates.   Courtney is currently a senior at Wellesley where students make up the historic scream tunnel along the race course.  I can’t think of a better time to run the marathon in honor of my sister and all her accomplishments while living with CF.   I will certainly be challenging my lungs as I train and run this marathon – something that my sister has been doing for a lifetime.

CF, which affects the lungs and the digestive system, is one of themost common, fatal, genetic disease affecting children and young adults in the U.S. .  Forty years ago, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend kindergarten.  Today, half of those with CF are expected to live into their 40s and beyond.  While life span and quality of life have improved significantly for patients with CF, there is still a real danger that some will succumb to this disease sooner rather than later.  I am asking for your help to raise urgently needed funds that will be used to raise awareness, fund research, and advocate on behalf of CF patients across the world.  There have been groundbreaking advances in CF treatments in recent years with the help of new technologies.  These advances would not have been possible without the generous dontions from people across the world. 

I know that there are unlimited opportunities to support charitable organizations. The CF Foundation has truly been a leader in the field.  The Foundation's model has been nationally recognized and praised by leaders in medicine, business and health care advocacy. One of the highest honors came from President Barack Obama. During his 2015 State of the Union address, he cited the story of cystic fibrosis as an example of how nonprofits, the pharmaceutical industry, researchers, patients and their families can work together to produce more targeted and effective treatments for diseases.

CF is an inherited disease, in which children have a 1 in 4 chance of being born to parents who both carry the gene. Chris and I beat the odds – however I know that we both feel that we hit the jackpot with Courtney as a sister and friend.  Our lives would not be the same without her. Please support my sister and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as I raise money for this important cause and run the Boston Marathon in her honor.

 

$11,640

MONEY RAISED
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  • Trisha, Otto & Sam Roushanaei

    $150

  • Alison Champage

    $10

  • Jenna Mulrenan

     

  • The Nazzaro Family

    $50

  • The Lynn Family

    $25

  • The Brainerd Family

    $100

  • The Tahoe Wulftange Family

    $500

  • Aly Bruns

    $25

  • Caroline Guild

    $50

  • Alyssa Drury

    $50

  • Marissa Peri

     

  • Jessica Lee

     

  • The Santors

     

  • Kaitlyn Kirkaldy

    $25

  • Bryan Santor

    $25

  • Jess Rihm

    $25

  • Todd and Susan Kalagher

    $100

  • Ryan, Abby and Connor

    $25

  • The Lemay Family

    $50

  • Becky Drury

     

  • Lindsey Wu

     

  • Chloe Tucker

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kelly Family

    $100

  • Stephen and Mary

    $100

  • The Hurlock Family

    $50

  • The Chrobock Family

     

  • The Marks Family

    $250

  • Jackie O'Keefe

    $25

  • taylor moreau

    $75

  • Brad & Joyce Steurer

    $100

  • Alex Azzi

     

  • Tim Scanlon

    $75

  • Julia King

     

  • Bill Wulftange

    $500

  • Lyn and Mark Mscisz

    $250

  • Brit Mscisz

    $250

  • Callie Lekas

    $50

  • Moreau Family

    $250

  • The Crawford Family

     

  • Michele ant Keith Sharkin

     

  • Hannah Flesch

     

  • Flutie Family

    $50

  • Kalila Courban

    $15

  • Mark and Laurie

    $50

  • Mike Hoefler

    $100

  • Wendy Nettleton

     

  • Michael Huppert

    $50

  • Dan Sirois

    $100

  • Laura Rollinson

    $100

  • Dana Wilcox

    $25

  • Michele Griffin

    $50

  • Paige Townsend

    $25

  • Christopher Peterson

    $3,300

  • Elizabeth Clemetson

    $50

  • The Rupps

    $50

  • Charlene Fallon

    $50

  • Jonel Boileau

    $40

  • Victoria Lewis <3

     

  • JACKPAW,SANDY AND TED

    $100

  • Nishant Nereyeth

    $25

  • Kat Egizi

    $25

  • Maggie Connelly

    $15

  • Chris and Beth Vossler

    $200

  • Claire & the Canty Family

    $350

  • The Priest Family

    $25

  • Vellanki

    $50

  • Susan, Tom, Mike, Matt Condon

    $100

  • Grandpa Bill Wulftange

    $100

  • Kate and Charlie Lawes

     

  • The Lipes Family

    $100

  • Emily Lewis

    $25

  • Libby

    $25

  • Tanesha and Michael Condon

    $50

  • Caitlin Pickul

    $50

  • Cindy & Steve Huveldt

    $100

  • Amanda Carlow

     

  • Frank Hennessey

     

  • Talcott Family

     

  • TEKsystems Rocky Hill

    $570

  • The Lewis family

     

  • Talia Tandler

     

  • Sharon, Katelyn and Michael Wulftange

    $100

  • Deb & Chris

    $150

  • The Negron Family

    $75

  • Elayna Szkrybalo

    $100

  • Cecilia & Victor Azzi

    $50

  • Michael Wulftange

    $50

  • Jim & Lynne David and the Girls

    $50

  • The Townsend Family

     

  • Maisano family

    $100

  • Ryan Reddy

     

  • Shealagh Clark & Family

     

  • Liz Lankarge

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Molly Leahy

     

  • Anne Ciccalone

    $25

  • Marc

    $100

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106% Raised of $11,000 Goal

The Team: $54,063 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jill Corcoran

Amount Raised

$15,689

 

157% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin McPartland

Amount Raised

$14,325

 

143% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meghan Peterson

Amount Raised

$11,640

 

106% Raised of $11,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc Fisher

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Gil

Amount Raised

$2,409

 

24% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jillian Holden

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Marc

Marc

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anne Ciccalone

Anne Ciccalone

DONATION: $25

My younger sister, Fiona, watched you and your siblings in the summer years ago. Hope the race went well 2 years ago

Molly Leahy

Molly Leahy

Thinking of you today Meghan!! Good luck! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Liz Lankarge

Liz Lankarge

DONATION: $50

Courtney Peterson 2 years ago

Shealagh Clark & Family

Shealagh Clark & Family

Good luck Meg! We will be cheering you on! 2 years ago

Ryan Reddy

Ryan Reddy

2 years ago

Maisano family

Maisano family

DONATION: $100

To cournteys perserverance and bravery for overcoming the odds and kicking butt as a two sport athlete!!! 2 years ago

The Townsend Family

The Townsend Family

2 years ago

Jim & Lynne David and the Girls

Jim & Lynne David and the Girls

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Meghan! What an accomplishment! Have fun on Monday and try to enjoy every minute of it! 2 years ago