EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
Finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis has become a family event for us. It is so amazing to have so much love and support surround us and Natalie. Every year more family and friends join us to help raise money and challenge themselves to do something they didn't think they could do. We are forever grateful!
This year I am proud to say that TEAM NATTLE'S BATTLE will be running the relay race at the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 1st! Our team will be made up of me, my amazing husband Doug Soxman (who will also be running the full marathon AND the relay!), my dedicated dad Ray Wilson, who completed his first full marathon at age 60 last year, and my lovely mom Mary Ann Wilson who has decided to challenge herself with this relay and we couldn't be prouder! We hope to continue to participate in events like these that will not only raise money for the cure that Natalie and so many others need and deserve, but to also set a great example of how important exercise is in life, especially her life!
This past January, Natalie was hospitalized for the for the first time. It was a new "scary" CF thing for us, something we didn't expect or want to happen so soon. It was a long 10 days of IVs, extra treatments, isolation, and procedures. All because she had a cold that just wouldn't go away. Her Cystic Fibrosis makes "normal" colds a threat. We all work hard to keep her as healthy as possible and out of the hospital.
Please help us raise our total goal of $1,500 so that we can get that much closer to a cure for sweet Natalie and so many others! Any amount counts toward a cure!
Thank you for all of your past, current, and future support of our family and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!
Let's go TEAM NATTLE'S BATTLE!!!!
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.
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
$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 email@example.com 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