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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

Selina Vith

THE STORY:

Help Us Find a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis!

I'm running the Pittsburgh Marathon to raise awareness of CF, to challenge myself, and to show those who struggle with breathing every day- that I understand a little. I want to be a role model for my little brother, who will need to push himself & strengthen his lungs all throughout his life.

Ever since my brother Terry was a week old baby, he was taking medications and getting PT. One of my clearest memories was having to empty a capsule of enzymes onto a tiny spoon of applesauce for him before every bottle feed.. and man, was it a tricky job!

Now he is ten years old. Unlike how my day starts: breakfast, typical hygiene routine followed by "what should I wear?", Terry's has always been swallowing a handful of pills followed by breathing treaments. Then he goes about his routine- which nowadays is picking out his outfit (always a stylish dresser) and slicking back his hair like John Travolta on Grease.

Although a lot has changed, the most important things have stayed the same.

Terry is still the sweetest boy I've ever met. He is still so loving. He is still a cherished son, grand son, nephew, uncle, and he is still one heck of a fighter.

Please consider donating even the smallest amount to help add tomorrows to the lives of those living with CF.

With thanks and appreciation,

Selina & the Duffy clan

 

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So what is this CF she speaks of?

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.

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\

$875

MONEY RAISED
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  • Selina Vith

     

  • Nancy Rossi

    $50

  • Lori Altmeyer

    $50

  • Susanne and Dale Work

    $100

  • Lou Ann Shannon

    $25

  • Rich and Allison (Quigley) Hixon

    $25

  • Leslie Botwright

    $25

  • Elizabeth Bailey

    $25

  • Denise Rocco

    $50

  • Bee Duffy

     

  • Aunt Lisa, Uncle Bill, etc....

    $50

  • joey

     

  • Aunt Donna & Uncle Bob Levin

    $250

  • Sousa Family

    $50

  • Michael Vokes

    $25

  • Diane Shannon

    $50

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88% 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

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

Diane Shannon

Diane Shannon

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Michael Vokes

Michael Vokes

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Sousa Family

Sousa Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Aunt Donna & Uncle Bob Levin

Aunt Donna & Uncle Bob Levin

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

joey

joey

1 year ago

Aunt Lisa, Uncle Bill, etc....

Aunt Lisa, Uncle Bill, etc....

DONATION: $50

Go Lee! 1 year ago

Bee Duffy

Bee Duffy

â 1 year ago

Denise Rocco

Denise Rocco

DONATION: $50

You got this ð 2 years ago

Elizabeth Bailey

Elizabeth Bailey

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Leslie Botwright

Leslie Botwright

DONATION: $25

2 years ago