BENEFITING: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
ORGANIZER: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
I am not one to send multiple fundraising emails and requests for donations, despite the fact that I truly believe in the power of research and discovery that generosity can provide. With a background in medicine , I have had the opportunity to experience multiple disease processes and watch what they can do to a patient and the people close to them. With a big milestone in my life this year, turning the big 40, I decided I want to do something for someone else. I have been fortunate to have my health and I have a passion for cycling and running. I was also inspired by my husband who has chosen to make his health a priority and lost 85 pounds this last year with running and biking.
A very special cause came to mind : Cystic Fibrosis. A very under-recognized disease that can cause so much hardship on a family. Our close friends had a son born with CF and because insurance would not cover genetic testing, they had a second son born with CF... " 2 Salty Boys" Please see the video below and consider donating to this amazing cause. I decided last minute ( like everything else I do..) to run the New York City Marathon in November to help raise money for CF. I promise not to let you down and will run my heart out!