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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - 2016 Run to Cure CF - Run for the Roses 2

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EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Alicia Switzer

THE STORY:

Alongside - and on behalf of - my incredibly strong, caring and dedicated friend (aka world's greatest work wife) Emily Perry Gill, I'll be running the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF). This cause is incredibly near and dear to Em, who was diagnosed with CF when she was just 6 months old. Her passion and support for the Foundation is nothing short of inspiring, and I am honored to take part in this event. Please consider making a donation to this fundraising campaign - any amount is greatly appreciated, and will go directly toward the search for a cure to this life shortening disease. Thank you all so much in advance! Please read below for more information on the fight to cure CF:

Help Us Find a Cure.

Our Run to Cure CF team in Pittsburgh continues to grow each year, as do our research efforts and the progress we’ve made in the search for a cure. Real progress toward a cure has been made, but the lives of young people are still cut far too short. Won’t you join us in continuing the search for a cure? Accept the challenge today and help add tomorrows to the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis by registering to run or making a donation to one of our dedicated team members!

We've made incredible progress in the fight against cystic fibrosis, but we still need to strive to cross that finish line and find a cure!

What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.

Statistics

About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.
More than 70% of patients are diagnosed by age two.
More than 45% of the CF patient population is age 18 or older.
The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the late 30s.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. Thanks to the dedication and financial backing of our supporters — patients, families and friends, clinicians, researchers, volunteers, individual donors, corporations and staff, we are making a difference.

Learn more about Cystic Fibrosis and our chapter: http://wpa.cff.org

Learn more about our Run to Cure CF Program at: http://wpa.cff.org/runtocureCF

Fundraising Minimums:

$100 - Kid's Marathon
$200 - 5K
$1,500 - Relay Team
$400 - Half Marathon
$500 - Full Marathon

Fundraising minimums must be met by April 29, 2015.  Once you register through Team CF on Crowdrise, within one week you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Pittsburgh Marathon verifying your registration.

Don't think you can meet your fundraising minimum?  Contact Lauren DiMaria at ldimaria@cff.org or 412-321-4422 to set up your fundraising plan and guarantee your race spot today! 

All Run to Cure CF team members will receive*

Run to Cure CF Gender Specific Performance Tee
Volunteer Led Group Training Runs
Coach provided Training Plans and Tips
Fundraising Incentives
Fundraising Guide

$360

MONEY RAISED
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  • Laurie Switzer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Boss Lady

    $25

  • Bethany Leslie

    $25

  • Mo

    $25

  • Jocelyne Riehl

    $25

  • Adam Nelson

    $25

  • Jim Switzer

    $25

  • Chelsea

    $25

  • The Wagoners

     

  • The Gundlahs

    $50

  • Chad Johnson

    $50

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120% Raised of $300 Goal

The Team: $166,112 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Camic

Amount Raised

$16,680

 

111% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Audrey Burgoon

Amount Raised

$10,889

 

91% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Sutryn

Amount Raised

$6,525

 

326% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim Sinegal

Amount Raised

$6,042

 

121% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brittany Buzzelli

Amount Raised

$5,200

 

104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Janice Magee

Amount Raised

$4,560

 

456% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Mary Kathleen Whittemore

Amount Raised

$4,075

 

116% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Sean Gaffney

Amount Raised

$3,099

 

103% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Gundlahs

The Gundlahs

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Wagoners

The Wagoners

2 years ago

Chelsea

Chelsea

DONATION: $25

GET IT GIRLS 2 years ago

Jim Switzer

Jim Switzer

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Adam Nelson

Adam Nelson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jocelyne Riehl

Jocelyne Riehl

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Mo

Mo

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Bethany Leslie

Bethany Leslie

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Boss Lady

Boss Lady

DONATION: $25

2 years ago