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Sarah Masco's Fundraiser:

Lost Lake Fundraiser!!

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BENEFITING: LOST LAKE RUN

EVENT DATE: Aug 22, 2015

Sarah Masco

THE STORY:

Hi Friends and Family,

 

Fitness fiends, among others, take breathing for granted!! We push to the limit of our abilities, enjoying that “out of breath” feeling, because it means that we are gaining fitness, burning calories, and having fun. But what if that feeling wasn’t a choice? What if you felt like that all the time? People with cystic fibrosis (CF) don’t get to choose their episodes of breathlessness, nor do they get to enjoy the same ability to exercise that others do.

 

CF is a genetic disorder that causes mucus to be thick and sticky, rather than thin and slippery. The main effects are on the lungs and respiratory system, but CF can affect the entire body, from the GI tract to the reproductive system. While there is currently no cure for CF, relatively recent improvements in management of CF have resulted in drastic increases in lifespan, from a median survival age of ~6 months in 1959, to an astounding 37-40 years of age in 2010. (Wikipedia, see following) .

 

Imagine helping to give someone another 40 years of life, with just a small click of a button! Tempted? Donate to my fundraiser for the Lost Lake Run, a 16-mile competitive running race through the wilds of Alaska, with the main purpose of benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!! The race event, taking place annually since 1992, is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductable! I am going to run the race, become short of breath, and ruminate on how lucky I am to have properly functioning lungs. You, my friends, are (I hope) going to donate to this cause, and in so doing, potentially help millions of little kids struggling to breathe!

 

To donate, please click on the big orange button that says DONATE to help fight CF and help some little kids breathe easier! My goal is $1000 by August 22, Race Day, but I’d love to raise more!!

Sarah

For more information about the race or about CF, please navigate to or click on any or all of the following links/addresses:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_fibrosis#cite_note-93

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cystic-fibrosis/basics/definition/con-20013731

http://lostlakerun.com/

https://www.crowdrise.com/lostlakefundraiser/fundraiser/sarahmasco

 

PS: photo credit for Team Photo: Jim Lavrakas, from www.trailrunningclub.com

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$787

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • BK Barracus

    $30

  • B,J,R&R

    $50

  • Julia Plotnik

    $50

  • Scrappy

    $100

  • Uncle Bill

    $30

  • Kasey Keogh

    $25

  • Lenz Crew

    $30

  • blh

    $25

  • Renee and Bill

    $50

  • Jeffrey Osborne

    $50

  • Slinky

    $50

  • Duane & Shirleen Hymas

    $25

  • Rachel Johnson

    $100

  • Charles Hsieh

    $20

  • Cousin Molly

    $50

  • Sarana

    $50

  • H and L

    $32

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79% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $787 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

H and L

H and L

DONATION: $32

2 years ago

Sarana

Sarana

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Cousin Molly

Cousin Molly

DONATION: $50

Thanks Sarah for going above and beyond to help others! 2 years ago

Charles Hsieh

Charles Hsieh

DONATION: $20

Mike Penland--you left the world too soon, miss you buddy. 2 years ago

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

DONATION: $100

Happy Running! 2 years ago

Duane & Shirleen Hymas

Duane & Shirleen Hymas

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Slinky

Slinky

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Renee and Bill

Renee and Bill

DONATION: $50

Go for it Sarah! 2 years ago

blh

blh

DONATION: $25

2 years ago