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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

Susan Geist

THE STORY:

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.

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

 

 

$575

MONEY RAISED
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  • Emi and Ed MacKillop

    $50

  • Patty Geist Glatfelter

    $50

  • Mary Lou and Dave

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Nancy Koller

    $50

  • Rissa Witul

     

  • Lily and Jed Thornton

    $100

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144% Raised of $400 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

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Sean Gaffney

Amount Raised

$3,099

 

103% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lily and Jed Thornton

Lily and Jed Thornton

DONATION: $100

Run, Run, Run!!!!!!!!! Good luck on your Half Marathon!!! 1 year ago

Rissa Witul

Rissa Witul

1 year ago

Nancy Koller

Nancy Koller

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Mary Lou and Dave

Mary Lou and Dave

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Patty Geist Glatfelter

Patty Geist Glatfelter

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Emi and Ed MacKillop

Emi and Ed MacKillop

DONATION: $50

2 years ago