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Meloney Chess' Fundraiser:

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

Meloney Chess

THE STORY:

6 years ago our lives were turned upside down when our son was born and diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis...and then again when our daughter was born and diagnosed with CF 18 months later.  I'm running for my children...and praying that with our efforts we will soon find a cure for them and all of the others fighting this terrible disease.  Thank you for your support - every dollar makes a difference!

Running with me are my amazing friends and sister - their committment to our cause means more than I can ever explain.  Thank you all for loving these kids and working to add more tomorrows for them and the other CF warriors out there!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,076

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mindy Jankowski

    $25

  • McKeesport Hospital Foundation

    $100

  • Chuck Jarrell

    $20

  • ALison Piccolino

    $25

  • Paint Nite

    $375

  • Jen and Mike

    $50

  • Nicole Schier

    $75

  • Cheryl Natale

    $60

  • Pam Kearns

    $25

  • Uncle Don & Aunt Jan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Basket Auction

    $600

  • Kelly McConnell - Premier Jewelry Designs Party

    $139

  • Cathy Dylewski

    $50

  • Otis DeFrancesco

    $30

  • Misty Sole

    $50

  • Stef DeAngelis

    $15

  • Tommy, Jess, Liam and Teagan Muir

    $50

  • Reagan, Rylee, Gavin, Makenna & Keaton

    $50

  • Fred & Mary Jo Carlson

    $171

  • The Byers Family

    $50

  • McKeesport Lions Club

    $100

  • Henny Spresser

    $30

  • Fundraiser

    $896

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205% Raised of $1,500 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

Fundraiser

Fundraiser

DONATION: $896

2 years ago

McKeesport Lions Club

McKeesport Lions Club

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Henny Spresser

Henny Spresser

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

The Byers Family

The Byers Family

DONATION: $50

Sherry Byers 2 years ago

Fred & Mary Jo Carlson

Fred & Mary Jo Carlson

DONATION: $171

2 years ago

Reagan, Rylee, Gavin, Makenna & Keaton

Reagan, Rylee, Gavin, Makenna & Keaton

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tommy, Jess, Liam and Teagan Muir

Tommy, Jess, Liam and Teagan Muir

DONATION: $50

Good Luck!!! 2 years ago

Stef DeAngelis

Stef DeAngelis

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Misty Sole

Misty Sole

DONATION: $50

Tribute to your beautiful children, Meloney 2 years ago

Otis DeFrancesco

Otis DeFrancesco

DONATION: $30

2 years ago