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CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION - RUN TO CURE CF

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2 months and four days until race day!
February 28, 2018

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BENEFITING: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

ORGANIZER: Cystic Fibrosis

EVENT: 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon

EVENT DATE: May 06, 2018

Katy Vicini

THE STORY:

This year, I am running 13.1 miles for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. As some of you may know, I am a dieitian at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. Before I accepted my job in the Pulmonology department, the only thing I knew about Cystic Fibrosis was that it was a disease of the lungs. On a very surface level it is a chronic lung disease, but behind the disease are individuals fighting a battle everyday that you couldn't even imagine. 


Individuals with CF have a defect in the CFTR protein, which causes a thick, sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other digestive organs. In the lungs, bacteria becomes stuck in the mucus leading to chronic infections, lung damage, and eventually respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients. Every day, my patients have to wear a chest vest up to three times a day, which is designed to vibrate the airways and break up the mucus in their lungs. They take their CF meds, their CF vitamins, some of them have feeding tubes that they run overnight, and everytime before they eat they take multiple capsules of pancreatic enzymes. Before EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. THEY. EAT.


And you want to know something incredible? Not one patient or family member that I've ever met has complained about having Cystic Fibrosis. These patients and their families/friends are the strongest individuals that I have ever met in my entire life. Calling them rockstars is putting it lightly. I am so humbled to know each and every one of them.


Currently, there are new medications on the market that are designed to correct the defect that causes Cystic Fibrosis, but they have not yet been approved for everyone with CF. With your help, we can continue to work towards finding a cure for CF, for everyone. 


Any amount you are able to donate is giving these patients a promise of a better, longer life. Together, we are adding tomorrows.


Thank you so much.


Learn more about Cystic Fibrosis and our chapter here in Pittsburgh at: www.cff.org/WesternPA

$575

MONEY RAISED
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  • Erin Markle

    $25

  • Daniel Weiner

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jennae

     

  • Maria Kish

    $25

  • Mark Dolan

    $50

  • sandy dunbar

    $25

  • June Dolan

    $50

  • Rita Vicini

    $50

  • Mom

    $100

  • Iris Yann

    $25

  • Beth Hayes

    $25

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58% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $152,083 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Audrey Burgoon

Amount Raised

$14,389

 

111% Raised of $13,000 Goal

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Dale Himmler

Amount Raised

$5,385

 

98% Raised of $5,500 Goal

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Clifford Milowicki

Amount Raised

$4,860

 

97% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Corinne Powell

Amount Raised

$4,721

 

157% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Hannah Camic

Amount Raised

$4,435

 

111% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Lindsay McIntosh-Yeomans

Amount Raised

$3,606

 

120% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Debbie Brown

Amount Raised

$3,518

 

141% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Autumn Harris

Amount Raised

$3,227

 

129% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Beth Hayes

Beth Hayes

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Iris Yann

Iris Yann

DONATION: $25

Run Katy, Run! 6 months ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $100

Love you 7 months ago

Rita Vicini

Rita Vicini

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

June Dolan

June Dolan

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

sandy dunbar

sandy dunbar

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Mark Dolan

Mark Dolan

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Maria Kish

Maria Kish

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Jennae

Jennae

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

7 months ago