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2017 CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION - RUN TO CURE CF PITTSBURGH

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BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017

Lauren DiMaria

THE STORY:

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

Fundraising Minimums:

$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 ldimaria@cff.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 ldimaria@cff.org or 412-321-4422

$651

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chad

    $50

  • Mandi M

     

  • Chase Midler

    $25

  • Nicole B.

     

  • Michael Strejcek

     

  • Suzan

     

  • Emily Dvorchak

    $25

  • Allie

     

  • Jessica Abel

     

  • Brad the Fluffy Bunny

    $250

  • Sarah

     

  • Marisa DiMaria

    $26.20

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25% Raised of $2,620 Goal

The Team: $143,755 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Camic

Amount Raised

$11,499

 

105% Raised of $11,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Audrey Burgoon

Amount Raised

$9,145

 

91% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Janice Magee

Amount Raised

$6,641

 

221% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Dishaw

Amount Raised

$5,250

 

53% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Natalie Olup

Amount Raised

$3,069

 

614% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Nee

Amount Raised

$3,020

 

755% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patti Raybuck

Amount Raised

$2,735

Fundraiser Title

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$2,660

 

1% Raised of $200,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Marisa DiMaria

Marisa DiMaria

DONATION: $26.20

3 months ago

Sarah

Sarah

5 months ago

Brad the Fluffy Bunny

Brad the Fluffy Bunny

DONATION: $250

5 months ago

Jessica Abel

Jessica Abel

5 months ago

Allie

Allie

5 months ago

Emily Dvorchak

Emily Dvorchak

DONATION: $25

Good luck!! Go Lauren! 6 months ago

Suzan

Suzan

You go LD!! 6 months ago

Michael Strejcek

Michael Strejcek

6 months ago

Nicole B.

Nicole B.

6 months ago

Chase Midler

Chase Midler

DONATION: $25

6 months ago