BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
I hate running 75% of the time. This year has been extremely hard health wise for me - I've put on weight because of my thyroid. My lungs have struggled because of my asthma. Getting into running shape is not going to be easy. I could b*tch and complain, as I sometimes find myself wanting to...but then I remember why I am doing this.
I am running to raise awareness and funds for the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. I run and sweat and wheeze because 30,000 americans are living with CF - and they don't take breathing for granted! I am raising funds that are being put towards research efforts to find a cure - and we are close! With the right support we will hopefully have a cure in 25 years.
That is not enough though...too many patients are getting sicker. They used to run with our team, but now they can barely make it up the stairs. They used to enjoy hanging with their friends and going to baseball games, but now they have a hard time getting out of their house with an oxygen tank. Kids are missing dance practice and halloween because they are stuck in the hospital.
I don't want anyone to miss out on life anymore. Let's cure this thing NOW!!!
So in order to up the anty...I am running the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 7...and then just 2 weeks later, I will rock my Run to Cure CF Gear in Cleveland for another FULL marathon! I won't stop until there is a cure...will you help me?
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
$100 - Kid's Marathon
$200 - 5K
$1,500 - Relay Team
$400 - Half Marathon
$500 - Full Marathon
Fundraising minimums must be met by May 5, 2017. Don't think you can meet your fundraising minimum? Contact Lauren DiMaria at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-321-4422 to set up your fundraising plan and guarantee your race spot today!
All Run to Cure CF team members will receive*
- FREE bib for the race of your choice
- Run to Cure CF Gender Specific Performance Tank
- Group Training Runs and other events
- Personal support from running coaches and mentors
- Race specific training plans and tips
- Fundraising Incentives
- And MORE!
Questions? Contact Lauren DiMaria at email@example.com or 412-321-4422