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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

Scott Koskoski

THE STORY:

I'm running the 2016 UPMC Half Marathon im memory of my wife's cousin, Matthew Kelly, who valiantly lived with Cystic Fibrosis until valiantly, he lost his fight in 2007. We were inspired that Matthew was the namesake of our first son and have continued to hold Matt in our hearts by proudly displaying his symbol, the sailboat, throughout our home.

Help Us 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,

 

$1,035

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mark and Debbie

     

  • Kevin Kelly

    $500

  • Bob and Joann Kimutis

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Emilee Ballaro

    $25

  • Dan Reed

    $100

  • Mitchell & Marcene Demich

    $50

  • Scott & Melissa Koskoski

    $200

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104% Raised of $1,000 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

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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

Scott & Melissa Koskoski

Scott & Melissa Koskoski

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Mitchell & Marcene Demich

Mitchell & Marcene Demich

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dan Reed

Dan Reed

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Emilee Ballaro

Emilee Ballaro

DONATION: $25

In memory of B.C. Coomber, and all those currently living with CF!! Let's kick the heck out of this disease! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Bob and Joann Kimutis

Bob and Joann Kimutis

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Mark and Debbie

Mark and Debbie

In memory of Matthew T. Kelly 2 years ago