Cystic Fibrosis and the Chicago Marathon

As many of you know, our daughter Samantha has cystic fibrosis, a disease that, even though it has made “great strides” still has a median life expectancy of 37. As her father, I hate that with a passion. Instead of sitting idly by, I want to do something about it. To raise funds and awareness for this cruel disease, I am going to run a marathon this year.

Yep, you heard that right. I'm running a marathon!

I have signed up to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 7th. While I'm going to do the physical running, you're the one who has the chance to make a real difference in the life of our daughter. I'm running for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and your donations help us help Sam.

Many of you have given in the past, particularly when I ran the Carlsbad Half Marathon when I lived in San Diego or the Barrington 5K here in the Chicago area, not to mention our annual Great Strides walks. Thank you for faithfully supporting us. Until there is a cure and Samantha is not under threat from cystic fibrosis, I’ll keep running…and I ask you to keep giving!

For entry into the marathon, I must raise $1300 for CF. Since a marathon is 26 miles, that’s $50/mile!! How far will your money help me run? 1/5 mile ($10) ½ mile ($25), 1 mile ( $50), 4 miles ($200), or 10 miles ( $500)? You can give any dollar amount, and none is too small or too large! We will let you know how our “miles of money” are coming along. Get us to the finish line!

Donate here at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

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