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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

Laura Swedler

THE STORY:

 

I still can't believe I am going to run 13.1 miles on May 1! But I am going to do it and I am going to do it so we can find a cure for CF. Please help me reach my fundraising goal and cure CF. 

This is my nephew Cohen and he is one tough cookie (no..we're not talking cookies)!  There isn't anything he loves to do more than running.  He is 4.  As Cystic Fibrosis slowly damages his lungs and digestive system, he continues to live life to the fullest.  I'm following in his lead this spring as I dig deep to complete this lifetime goal.  Be a part of this with me and donate today.  The CF community is so close to a cure and your donation could help us cross the finish line.

Thank you Friends!!

 

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION  -

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

$500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Folk Family

    $25

  • Mike Moran, DVM

    $25

  • The Renos

    $25

  • JTR

    $50

  • Stephen & Susan Smith

    $100

  • Ben and Rachel

    $100

  • Peaches and the Honhart clan

    $25

  • Matt and Katie

    $25

  • Bentley

    $50

  • Mallory and Jason Lyon

    $50

  • Mr. & Mrs. Swedler

    $25

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100% 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

Mr. & Mrs. Swedler

Mr. & Mrs. Swedler

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Mallory and Jason Lyon

Mallory and Jason Lyon

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Courney and In Honor of Ava 2 years ago

Bentley

Bentley

DONATION: $50

Stay strong 2 years ago

Matt and Katie

Matt and Katie

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Peaches and the Honhart clan

Peaches and the Honhart clan

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ben and Rachel

Ben and Rachel

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Stephen & Susan Smith

Stephen & Susan Smith

DONATION: $100

For the TIGER, run Laura run! 2 years ago

JTR

JTR

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Renos

The Renos

DONATION: $25

Stay tough little dude!!!! Ruuuunnnn Laura ruuuuuuun!!!!! 2 years ago

Mike Moran, DVM

Mike Moran, DVM

DONATION: $25

In honor of Cohen Likens 2 years ago