Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! On April 20, 2020 I will be running the Boston Marathon to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in their quest to raise awareness and make CF stand for Cure Found.
As many of you know, my sisters, Mallory and Catherine, have been fighting Cystic Fibrosis for almost 35 years. My parents’ early efforts to work towards a cure for CF began by fundraising with the hopes of developing different therapies and treatments to help alleviate the symptoms of CF. However, recent drug developments, and the FDA approval of Trikafta, have worked towards treating the cause of CF, rather than the symptoms. My sisters have been lucky enough to receive Trikafta earlier than most patients, but there is still work to be done to find a cure.
While my parents’ efforts to find a cure for CF started long ago, mine started more recently with all of you. Since the Spring of 2016, I have raised over $65,000 for CF by running the NYC Marathon three times. I want to continue this journey into Boston in 2020 because I’ve been so lucky to live my life without CF. While I’ve watched my sisters battle this disease everyday, I’ve been lucky enough to breathe easy—something I will never take for granted. Since I personally started fundraising for CF, both of my sisters have gotten married and one has had a baby through surrogacy AND is pregnant with a second (Molly’s second baby is due in January!).
I will be running the 2020 Boston Marathon in honor of Mallory and Catherine and would greatly appreciate your help in reaching my fundraising goal of $20,000. While I know many of you have been instrumental in working towards a cure for CF, I would be so grateful for your continued support. Thank you for all your help and please feel free to share my page with any friends and family who may want to donate too!