BENEFITING: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
ORGANIZER: Cystic Fibrosis
EVENT: 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon
EVENT DATE: May 06, 2018
Thank you so much for visiting my page!! I started fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2014 when a family member was diagnosed. This will be my 5th year running the full marathon supporting team CF! This will be my 8th full marathon overall. To date, I have raised over $14,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through the marathon and Pittsburgh’s 50 finest.
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/WesternPA 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 6, 2018. Don't think you can meet your fundraising minimum? Contact Alanna Figurelli 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 Alanna Figurelli at email@example.com or 412-321-4422