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Audra McCann and Derek Barickman's Fundraiser:

Sabrina Fights CF 2015

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BENEFITING: LOST LAKE RUN

ORGANIZER: Sabrina

EVENT DATE: Aug 22, 2015

Audra McCann and Derek Barickman

THE STORY:

Sabrina Walker wrote -

My name is Sabrina Smith Walker, I have Cystic Fibrosis and I am a cancer survivor. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and I am one-fourth Tlingit Indian. When I was 4 years old, I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

 

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system and causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. That type of environment is perfect for bacteria to thrive and create scar tissue and lung damage in CF patients. About 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide) have CF. The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the late 30s.

 

A few months after graduation from high school, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. At that time, I went through rigorous treatments of chemotherapy and radiation. However, I am now 28 years old (soon to be 29) and have been in remission for 9 years.

 

From that difficult point in my life, I learned how important it is to appreciate life. I also have wonderful parents, husband, family, and friends who have supported me through all of my health related ups and downs. They helped me to see and to understand that an optimistic outlook on life is important, that it is always better to look at the positive over the negative. From them, I also learned to value and to practice a healthy, active, and positive lifestyle.

 

This year I won a contest, which featured a story about me running with Cystic Fibrosis in Runner’s World! This year (April 2015) I will also be adding a new role to my life, a mother!

 

Every year I run the Lost Lake Run (16 Mile Trail Run) for my own personal health and to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis. This race challenges me mentally and physically. I believe that running or jogging regularly can help stem the negative affects of CF. While there are many medical treatments that I must follow in order to help my lungs stay healthy, I have found that running has been the best airway clearance. I want to inspire others with CF to exercise, it is an essential part of staying healthy and we need to do everything we can to survive.

 

CF has impacted my life as well as many others so significantly that I would like to help fundraise in order to help find a cure. I look forward to this challenge, as I look forward to the day we find a cure for CF. I am hopeful for a CF cure in my lifetime! Your donations help to bring the CF community closer to a cure. 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,082

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dear old Dad

    $50

  • Dan and Alison Anderson

    $100

  • Adam Anderson

    $50

  • Rene Chrystal & Bill Gillespie

    $50

  • Lindsie

    $50

  • Harbor Landing General Store

    $200

  • Mutti Pyle

    $50

  • Providence Valdez Lunch Du Jour

    $207

  • Uncle Randy and Aunt Mary

    $50

  • We are Falcon

    $50

  • Susan Love

    $25

  • Lynley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Debney and Poots

    $50

  • Tamara

    $50

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216% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,242 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Sabrina Walker

Amount Raised

$18,460

 

92% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hailey Gill

Amount Raised

$1,095

 

110% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Audra McCann and Derek Barickman

Amount Raised

$1,082

 

216% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Byrne

Amount Raised

$680

 

45% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bonnie Lind

Amount Raised

$375

Fundraiser Title

Katie Gratrix

Amount Raised

$350

 

35% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carol Stanley

Amount Raised

$100

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Ash Christopherson

Amount Raised

$100

 

20% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Tamara

Tamara

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Debney and Poots

Debney and Poots

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lynley

Lynley

DONATION: $50

Kick butt girl!!! 2 years ago

Susan Love

Susan Love

DONATION: $25

In memory of my great uncle, David Martin, who died at 9 years of age (suspected CF). 2 years ago

We are Falcon

We are Falcon

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Uncle Randy and Aunt Mary

Uncle Randy and Aunt Mary

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Providence Valdez Lunch Du Jour

Providence Valdez Lunch Du Jour

DONATION: $207

2 years ago

Mutti Pyle

Mutti Pyle

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Harbor Landing General Store

Harbor Landing General Store

DONATION: $200

2 years ago