BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
Hi! My name is Autumn, and 2016 will be the third time I will run the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, but this year will be different for one reason. It will be the first year I will run the race as part of a charity team. I have joined the Run to Cure CF Team to raise money for research efforts in hoping to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. I picked this charity because I am part of a program called I Run 4, where runners are paired with an individual who due to illness, diability or some other factor cannot run themselves. I was recently matched with my buddy, who is a 6 year old little girl who is batttling CF. Her little sister is as well. So in the months leading up to the half marathon, I will train and raise money in her honor, and crush those 13.1 on race day for her!