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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

Wayman Jones Jr

THE STORY:

Three years ago, I was honored to be selected as one of Pittsburgh's 50 Finest Class of 2014.  I’d done “Meals on Wheels” or small charity events in the past, so I didn’t really know what to expect.  I went in looking to join a new social club.  Why not?  Single guy in a new city.  Probably not much to lose in that situation.  I learned plenty about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and how they continually push towards the goal of curing CF.  I met those affected by the disease are events all around Pittsburgh and met people who continue to dedicate their efforts towards finding a cure.  Professionals with jobs, families, commitments.  Putting it to the side to do what matters, what can make a difference, what genuinely is the right thing to do.  With the help of the close friends I’ve made in Pittsburgh, I made my fundraising goal.  It wasn’t easy, but most good things worth doing aren’t.  <!--![endif]---->

Now, fast forward to the present day.  The international push to raise funds for research on this disease is showing results.  The life expectancy continues to rise for those affected with CF.  Available funds for research has led to many successful clinical trials, with more effective drugs and treatments hitting the market month after month.  We’re heading towards the time where cystic fibrosis is another disease that is but a distant memory.  We’re not there yet but we’ll get there soon.  That’s why I’m contacting you.  I’d like your help.  One spare dinner out with friends, one less drink at the bar, one less Cappamochalattechino from your coffee shop of choice could be a charitable donation that make a world of a difference to so many.

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I am lucky enough to be able to wake up on any day of the week, take a deep breath of fresh(ish) Pittsburgh air and start my day.  Those with CF do not have that privilege.  The buildup in their lungs makes this nearly impossible and often leads to life-threatening lung infections.  An average CF patient takes 40+ pills a day, 2-3 breathing treatments a day, and more serious cases require frequent hospital visits because of ongoing lung infections.  They often struggle with getting nourishment from their food due to the pancreas’s inability to break down the absorb food normally.  Their strength in dealing with the daily tasks this disease demands from them is nothing less than incredible.

Any levity in this letter is only meant to properly convey my true voice through these bland Helvetica characters.  I’ve always been one to try and help, and the people I’ve met since becoming an advocate for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are the definition of “selfless”.  Every donation, no matter the size, plays a part in adding tomorrows to those who deserve it most.  Help us make CF stand for Cure Found.

I thank you for your time and we all thank you for your support.

$1,815

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jessica Taucher

    $25

  • MWOB

    $200

  • Kim & Scott

    $100

  • The Twisted Frenchman

    $100

  • Shawn Frazier

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Brody Nasse and Anna Manukyan

    $100

  • Scott, Pat, and Morgan McLane

    $100

  • Julian and Jacey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rupe

     

  • Danielle Walker

     

  • Vij

    $25

  • Brielle & Chad

    $50

  • Tom and Jacky

    $100

  • Jen Grippo

    $100

  • Mike King

    $100

  • Melissa Horst

    $100

  • Debron J

    $25

  • Pizza Taglio

    $100

  • Andrew Schubert

    $50

  • Bank of America Match

    $50

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91% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $145,756 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

Lindsay McIntosh

Amount Raised

$3,461

 

115% Raised of $3,000 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

Donor Comments

Bank of America Match

Bank of America Match

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

Andrew Schubert

Andrew Schubert

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

Pizza Taglio

Pizza Taglio

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Debron J

Debron J

DONATION: $25

Wayman! So proud of you brother, you're gonna kill it today, I just know it! 5 months ago

Melissa Horst

Melissa Horst

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Mike King

Mike King

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Jen Grippo

Jen Grippo

DONATION: $100

We're one step closer to CF standing for Cure Found! Go Wayman!! 5 months ago

Tom and Jacky

Tom and Jacky

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Brielle & Chad

Brielle & Chad

DONATION: $50

Congrats!! 5 months ago

Vij

Vij

DONATION: $25

Good luck man! Kill it! 5 months ago