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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - 2016 Run to Cure CF

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BENEFITING: (inactive)

ORGANIZER: (inactive)

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Mary Kathleen Whittemore

THE STORY:

Hi, I'm Katie. I'm heading out to Pittsburgh from New Hampshire to run my first half marathon! I'm running to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, inspired by my oldest, dearest friend (and godmother to my son), who lives with CF and has relocated from Boston to Pittsburgh for a lung transplant. She is stalwart and graceful in equal measure, and has inspired many of my own personal goals, including this race.

Please consider a donation to support those living with CF and the search for a cure. Many thanks!

 

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

$4,075

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kyle Whittemore

    $50

  • Alex

    $25

  • Alvaro

    $25

  • Uncle Brian, Auntie Linda, Hunter & Tanner

    $100

  • Shane & Christine

    $100

  • Hannah Campbell

    $50

  • Dave & Diane Whittemore

    $250

  • The McKays

    $100

  • Victoria Capehart

    $50

  • The Taylors

    $100

  • Jeannie Frazier

    $25

  • Kate and Phil

    $100

  • Terry and JD Heinzmann

    $100

  • Boucher Family

     

  • Jilly and Brendan

    $50

  • Jack and Sara McGee

    $100

  • Mo Hanley

    $50

  • Thorne and Mike Conley

    $100

  • Kiki and Bart Sullivan

    $100

  • Henry O'Hara

    $500

  • Vernon & Sydney Turner

    $100

  • Heather and John B.

    $100

  • Eileen and Rick

    $250

  • Holly & Glenn Martin

    $25

  • Linda Cavadini

    $100

  • Lily King

    $250

  • The murphys!

    $100

  • Joy Marino

    $50

  • Éamon Mansfield

     

  • Bastille Family

    $25

  • Kenneth McLaughlin

    $250

  • Pam & Tom Prophet

    $50

  • Uncle Manny

    $50

  • Page Family

    $100

  • chuck and leslie bergin

    $100

  • Paula Brault

    $100

  • Andrea Bryla

    $100

  • Patti, Michael & Mary O'Hara

    $100

  • Elizabeth Phelan

    $50

  • Rodrigo Reig Poquet

    $50

  • Marjorie Morse

     

  • The Burdicks

    $50

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116% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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

The Burdicks

The Burdicks

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Marjorie Morse

Marjorie Morse

2 years ago

Rodrigo Reig Poquet

Rodrigo Reig Poquet

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Elizabeth Phelan

Elizabeth Phelan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Patti, Michael & Mary O'Hara

Patti, Michael & Mary O'Hara

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Andrea Bryla

Andrea Bryla

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Paula Brault

Paula Brault

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

chuck and leslie bergin

chuck and leslie bergin

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Page Family

Page Family

DONATION: $100

Go Katie! 2 years ago

Uncle Manny

Uncle Manny

DONATION: $50

2 years ago