Dear Family & Friends,
I am excited to announce that I will be running my 2nd NYC Half Marathon in March. This time, I have chosen to run with the Breathe Team supporting the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation.
Eight months ago my best friend lost her father, Tim, unexpectedly. Tim was deeply loyal and generous to his family and friends and was extremely passionate about helping others achieve their goals, personal or professional. To carry on Tim’s legacy, her family has chosen to support the CF Foundation, a cause near and dear to their hearts, in his memory.
One of Tim’s nephews was diagnosed with CF at the age of 2 months. CF is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. CF is terminal and, unfortunately, at this time there is no cure.
Supporting the CF Foundation helps provide resources to accelerate efforts to pursue a cure for CF, fund development of new therapies, and help all people with CF live longer, healthier lives.
Most recently, the FDA approved a new three-drug-combination therapy, called Trikafta, to treat patients with the most common CF gene mutation. With the approval of Trikafta comes the hope that more than 90 percent of people with CF could eventually have a highly effective therapy for the underlying cause of their disease. There is still a ways to go to finding a cure for all individuals living with CF, but the research, support, education and awareness continues to make great strides.
I have chosen to run with the Breathe Team to honor those living with CF and to honor Tim and his legacy.
Please share this GoFundMe page and help me raise awareness and support to work towards bringing an end to Cystic Fibrosis.