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Sabrina Walker's Fundraiser:

Sabrina Fights Cystic Fibrosis

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BENEFITING: LOST LAKE RUN

EVENT DATE: Aug 24, 2013

Sabrina Walker

THE STORY:

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).The predicted median age of survival for a person with CF is in the late 30s.

While I did have several hospitalizations called tune-ups, I still managed to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout high school. I ran competitively for my high school's x-country running and track and field team. 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 26 years old (soon to be 27) and have been in remission for 7 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.

My goal is to run in the Lost Lake Run (16 Mile Trail Run) annually and I would like to try and beat my time from the previous year. This year I need to beat 3 hours and 8 minutes! 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 techniques that help my lungs stay healthy, I have found that running, for me, has been the best airway clearance. I also 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.

This year I have a team of 29 people who will run Lost Lake in support of team Sabrina Fights CF. Please help us fight Cystic Fibrosis!Since CF has impacted my life as well as many others so significantly, 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

$8,210

MONEY RAISED
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  • Adam & Sabrina Walker

    $50

  • Sarah & Garrett Anderson

    $20

  • Bill & Donna Walker

    $1,000

  • Moose's Tooth / Bear Tooth

    $500

  • Nicole Reilly

    $25

  • Kathy & Alan McArthur

    $100

  • Mareka Thompson

    $100

  • Laura Nelimark

    $20

  • Dennis & Tessa Linderman

    $50

  • Craig Baxter

    $50

  • ryan and clare stoa

    $100

  • Kendall Hardy

    $50

  • Bryan Rooth

    $50

  • Tiffany Maldonado

    $25

  • Inlet Mechanical

    $250

  • Joyce Bruns

    $50

  • Brittany & Michael Karpiak

    $50

  • Eric Franklin

    $100

  • Alaska Lawn Service

    $50

  • Jessica Yeamans

    $25

  • Sheet Metal Inc.

    $100

  • Dwayne & Patty Bruns

    $50

  • Figarelle's Fitness LLC

    $150

  • Christian Montana

    $50

  • Louise Thomas

    $100

  • Sharon Gratrix

    $100

  • Sharon Gratrix

    $100

  • Mr. & Mrs. Warren Bumgarner

    $100

  • Maria Williams

    $250

  • Figarelle's Fitness Burpees Challenge Fundraiser

    $2,341

  • George Gates

    $100

  • Jim & Cecile Smith

    $50

  • Bob Owens

    $50

  • Alysha and Derek Tannahill

    $50

  • Whitney Vrolyk

    $25

  • Regan Mies

    $35

  • Judith Imlach

    $300

  • Glen and Dawn Bailey

    $300

  • Mike and Adele Gallagher

    $100

  • Jamie&Susie;

    $100

  • Hansen

    $15

  • Belinda de la Vega

    $200

  • Mary Spoth

    $25

  • Jacques Boutet

    $50

  • Audra McCann

     

  • Daphne & Callie

    $100

  • Guadalupe Marroquin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Caroline and Ehrich

    $50

  • Trina Landlord

    $50

  • Steven Lind

    $25

  • anna and nick chiburis

    $219

  • Jose & Melissa Cardoso

    $50

  • Sam Dunham

    $25

  • Cory Bryant

    $50

  • Laura Nelimark & Jeff Maurer

    $25

  • D M O

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

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100% Raised of $8,185 Goal

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The Team: $8,210 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Sabrina Walker

Amount Raised

$6,935

 

85% Raised of $8,185 Goal

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Erin Byrne

Amount Raised

$875

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Bonnie Lind

Amount Raised

$175

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Holly Spoth-Torres

Amount Raised

$125

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clare grimwood

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Tribute to Sabrina & the Team , You're Winners ! 3 years ago

D M O

D M O

DONATION: $10

Keep it up Sabrina! I'm 28yo with CF, soon to run my first Ironman. Stay strong! 4 years ago

Laura Nelimark & Jeff Maurer

Laura Nelimark & Jeff Maurer

DONATION: $25

Way to be an inspiration Sabrina! 4 years ago

Cory Bryant

Cory Bryant

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Sam Dunham

Sam Dunham

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jose & Melissa Cardoso

Jose & Melissa Cardoso

DONATION: $50

You're going to kill last year's time Brina! We'll be cheering you on from CA! 4 years ago

anna and nick chiburis

anna and nick chiburis

DONATION: $219

Go team sabrina 4 years ago

Steven Lind

Steven Lind

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Trina Landlord

Trina Landlord

DONATION: $50

Cheering for you Sabrina!! XOXO 4 years ago

Caroline and Ehrich

Caroline and Ehrich

DONATION: $50

You rock and are an inspiration!!! 4 years ago