BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION (inactive)
ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION (inactive)
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
Emily will be running in the Kids Marathon on Saturday May 6th to support her cousin Natalie and others living with cystic fibrosis!! Emily will be joined by Natalie herself along with her big sister Hailey! The girls are excited to run, and we are so very proud of their efforts to participate/support such a worthy cause! CF is a cause that is particularly close to our hearts, and our family is extremely gracious for your donations and support! RUN TO CURE CF!! Love you Nattles! <3>
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