Friends & Family- Welcome to TEAM COURTNEY, where we are RACING FOR LIFE, to find a CURE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS! TEAM COURTNEY is in its 4th year and I am really excited to see what '2011 has in store! We are continuing to grow and many lives are being touched. As most of you know, this past March, TEAM COURTNEY, which consisted of 19 runners/walkers, ran the Gate River Run (9.3 miles) to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Over $25k have been raised during the past three years! For '2011, TEAM COURTNEY will again start completely last behind 15,000+ runners and our fundraising goal has been set at $15,000. We are running for my daughter, Courtney (10), and all others who have Cystic Fibrosis. If you are interested in running or walking on Team Courtney, please register by clicking on "join my team."
Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic illness that affects the lungs and the digestive system. The body produces unusual thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections and obstructs the pancreas which stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. The predicted median age of survival has now reached 37 years of age. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. However, we continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. It is up to all of us to help find a CURE!
I am reaching out to all of you to help again make this a success for TEAM COURTNEY by sponsoring me for the '2011 Gate River Run. We are getting so close to finding a CURE. The money you raise goes towards helping Courtney live a healthy and happy life. I challenge each of you to make a small donation for Courtney. You are able to sponsor a certain amount for each person I pass or make a straight donation online. Last year I passed a total of 8,940 runners and my goal this year is to pass 10,000 runners so if you were to sponsor me $.01 for each person, that would be approximately $100. Some sponsored $.01 for every 2 people which was approximately $50. It is up to you to sponsor whatever your heart guides you to do. Every dollar counts and approximately $.90 of every dollar goes directly to scientific research.
Making a donation is easy and secure! Just click the "Click to Donate" button on this page. If you would like to sponsor an amount for every person I pass, please send me an email at email@example.com or contact me at 904-866-0424 to provide me with the information. I will contact you after the race to advise how many runners I passed and what the amount of your donation will be. All donations will go toward the 2011 Great Strides Walk, Team Courtney! If you would also like to join us for the Great Strides Walk, it will be held on May 7th, 2011 at Hanna Park. Please click on "join my team" and register. Registration is at 8am and the 6.2 mile walk begins at 9am. This is a great walk and lunch will be provided!
TEAM COURTNEY was the top fund raising team for '2009 and '2010, Hanna Park Great Strides! Lets make it three year's in a row!!
Thank you, Steve Starr 904-866-0424 firstname.lastname@example.org