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

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Getting ready to "finish" this marathon!
April 06, 2016

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BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Elizabeth Kennedy

THE STORY:

As you may know, this will be my fifth year participating in an annual relay of the Pittsburgh marathon in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Since this is my fifth year and there are five relay legs, I can say that as of May 1st I will have officially run an entire marathon for this amazing cause!

I run in honor of my good friend, Emily, who lives with cystic fibrosis.  Emily and her family have greatly benefited from the the support of and the research funded by the CF Foundation over the years  - so much so that Em is easily the fastest runner on our team!

Last year, the CF Foundation was the top grossing charity team among all the Pittsburgh Marathon fundraisers.  We hope to take that spot again this year, so please consider donating a few dollars to help advance research and improve the lives of CF patients.  Every dollar counts, and I promise that a donation of any size means I'll think of you during my run through the hills of Pittsburgh (trust me, there are some doozies!).  

Many thanks in advance for your support!

 

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION wrote -

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

$350

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kate Skidmore

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cynthia Kennedy

    $50

  • Parker Ekstrom

     

  • Krystal Monaco

     

  • Washington Capitals

    $50

  • Alison Kennedy

     

  • Bethany Karas

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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100% Raised of $350 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

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Bethany Karas

Bethany Karas

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Alison Kennedy

Alison Kennedy

1 year ago

Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals

DONATION: $50

For the stanley cup! 1 year ago

Krystal Monaco

Krystal Monaco

2 years ago

Parker Ekstrom

Parker Ekstrom

2 years ago

Cynthia Kennedy

Cynthia Kennedy

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Kate Skidmore

Kate Skidmore

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago