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Melissa's Marathon for Team CF

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BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2012

Melissa Maggart

THE STORY:

As most of you probably already know, I have been training for the Chicago Marathon on October 7th. I would like to use this as an opportunity to raise money for a cause that is very close to my heart. When I was in elementary school we were asked to write one page describing what we would do if we had one wish. Even as a kid, it was an easy question for me to answer: I wanted a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

In 1994, my cousin, Erin, was diagnosed with CF soon after her birth. In November of 1996, her sister, Colleen, was born and immediately diagnosed with CF.

Both girls continue to require numerous daily medications, chest physical therapy two times per day, and four nebulizer treatments per day. Each day, Erin is required to take about 50 pills and Colleen just over 40 pills. They will continue all of these treatments for the rest of their lives. Erin and Colleen’s bravery continues to be an inspiration to our entire family and community.

CF is a genetic disorder that causes the accumulation of thick mucus in the lungs and around the pancreas, causing suffocation and infection. It is fatal and there is no cure. It has been many years since I first made that wish, and although over the past several years, the progress that has been made toward finding a cure and treating the disorder have been amazing, we are still without a cure. We believe that the cure we are seeking is close, but we must continue to fund the research, which has already brought us this far.

While training for this marathon has been a great experience for me personally, it has also been the most difficult physical challenge of my life. However, if running this marathon enables me to raise money for Team CF and support the research efforts to find a cure, I would do it a million times over.

My cousins are two of the greatest girls in the world and I love them so much. This cause is extremely close to my heart and I want to thank you all so much for your love and support!

All of the money raised will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,755

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Christine J Hsieh

    $20

  • Lauren Maggart

    $35

  • Tom & Kelli Hadden

    $100

  • Ashley

     

  • The Youngs

    $100

  • Aunt Tonya & Uncle Kevin

    $50

  • Lee & Beth Millies

    $100

  • Jamie Gardner

    $20

  • Great Aunt Pat

    $50

  • Barb and Tim Ilse

    $25

  • Dave & Julie Sharpe

    $100

  • Uncle Ben

    $20

  • Karolee Kent

    $25

  • Gene and Janet Witt

    $100

  • Michael Currinder

    $50

  • Emily Conron

    $15

  • Jackie & Brian Maggart

    $40

  • Karen Seevers

    $60

  • Julia Darrigan

    $100

  • Noguchi Family

    $100

  • The Tromburg's

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Andrew Rebhorn

    $25

  • Brian & Karen Benus

    $50

  • Kathy Krauth

    $125

  • Kristi Hoskins

    $125

  • Mario

    $100

  • On Behalf of M.O.M.

    $30

  • Jordan Siedell

    $50

  • Debbie Studwell

     

  • Mike and Karen Maloney

    $50

  • Elizabeth

    $15

  • Dennis Estrada & Sons

     

  • Elisa

    $10

  • Ellie

    $15

  • CrowdRise

    $10

  • Aya Higa

    $125

  • Grace McCauley

    $125

  • Lori France

    $125

  • Anonymous

     

  • Big Spaghetti Noodle

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $139

  • Bob & Donna Arao

    $100

  • Glyn

    $35

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184% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,755 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Melissa Maggart

Amount Raised

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184% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Michael Currinder

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Donor Comments

Glyn

Glyn

DONATION: $35

5 years ago

Bob & Donna Arao

Bob & Donna Arao

DONATION: $100

We'll be rooting you on this weekend! 5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $139

You are doing a wonderful thing, Godspeed be with you! 5 years ago

Big Spaghetti Noodle

Big Spaghetti Noodle

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

All the best! We will be cheering you on! The Hopkins 5 years ago

Lori France

Lori France

DONATION: $125

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Grace McCauley

Grace McCauley

DONATION: $125

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Aya Higa

Aya Higa

DONATION: $125

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CrowdRise

CrowdRise

DONATION: $10

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Ellie

Ellie

DONATION: $15

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