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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - 2016 Run to Cure CF

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BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Christina Szewczyk

THE STORY:

I have been blessed with many wonderful things in my life. One being amazing friendships. I am among a group of strong, independant, encouraging, beautiful, fun, entergenic, loyal woman.  I have also been blessed with 2 children that are completely healthy. Leading to the reason for my fundraising. Kaelyn Weber is one of the most unique delightful little girls I know. She is beautiful in every definition. She battles with CF everyday. Her mommy happens to be one of my close friends. Julie is a remarkable woman. She takes every opportunity to educate and spread awareness. She is such an inspiration as a mother and a woman. I have always had intentions on running a half marathon. When I realized I could achieve a personal goal AND help to raise money and awareness I was very excited to accept that challenge. I am running with CF for The Weber family.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for any donation you can offer to help me reach my goal.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

$660

MONEY RAISED
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  • Russell & Christina Szewczyk

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Teresa Wasick Hopkinson & Nicole Crawford

    $25

  • Rost Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Megan Ludwig

    $25

  • Lisa Swazuk

    $10

  • Laura Opferman

    $25

  • Meredith Gillo

    $20

  • Nicole

    $20

  • Michelle Mcgough

    $25

  • Nathan,Mikey,and Ryan WE LOVE U

    $15

  • Ralph

    $70

  • Szewczyk's

    $50

  • Riggenbach Family

    $10

  • Natalie

    $25

  • Kayla LeMessurier

    $25

  • Lori Lynn

    $10

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132% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

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

Fundraiser Title

Janice Magee

Amount Raised

$4,560

 

456% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Kathleen Whittemore

Amount Raised

$4,075

 

116% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sean Gaffney

Amount Raised

$3,099

 

103% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lori Lynn

Lori Lynn

DONATION: $10

Proud of you!! Good luck!! Xo 1 year ago

Kayla LeMessurier

Kayla LeMessurier

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Natalie

Natalie

DONATION: $25

Love u, babe! #Kaelyn's Cure ð 1 year ago

Riggenbach Family

Riggenbach Family

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Szewczyk's

Szewczyk's

DONATION: $50

Good Luck 1 year ago

Ralph

Ralph

DONATION: $70

1 year ago

Nathan,Mikey,and Ryan WE LOVE U

Nathan,Mikey,and Ryan WE LOVE U

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

Michelle Mcgough

Michelle Mcgough

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Nicole

Nicole

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Meredith Gillo

Meredith Gillo

DONATION: $20

1 year ago