BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
On May 7, I will participate in relay of the Pittsburgh marathon in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This is my seventh year running for the CFF, and I'm committed to keep running until CF stands for CURE FOUND!
I run in honor of my good friend, Emily. Emily is a real life CF Superhero, and she and her family have benefited tremendously from the the support of and the research funded by the CF Foundation over the years. In fact, so much so that Em is easily the fastest runner on our team!
Last year, CF runners defended our place as the top grossing fundraising team among all the Pittsburgh Marathon charities. We hope to take that spot again this year, so please consider donating a few dollars to help advance research and improve the lives of CF patients. Every single donation makes a difference, no matter how small. Plus, I promise that a donation of any size means I'll think of you during my run through the hills of Pittsburgh (and trust me, there are some real doozies!).
Many thanks in advance for your support!
CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION wrote -
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.
Learn more about Cystic Fibrosis and our chapter:www.cff.org/wpa