BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
This year I decided to run on my sister-in-law Lindsey's relay team. There isn't a day that goes by that my 4-year-old niece Natalie and her family aren't affected by Cystic Fribrosis: from having to take enzymes every time she wants to eat, to sitting through 20 minutes 2x a day of wearing her vest that loosens mucus in her lungs, to overnight hospital stays and constant check-ups, as well as being excluded from activities or isolated from friends and family because either she is sick or we are.
These are not only daily reminders that Natalie has CF, a disease that will not go away on it’s own, but also a reminder that this beautiful life will be cut short without a cure. That is why I am asking you to please help support me in my fight for my niece Natalie, even if it’s just a few dollars, to help keep moving the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and research closer to finding a cure for all who desearve to live the fullest life possible, free of CF.
~Thank You!! Sherry XO~
The 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