It's that time again where TEAM COURTNEY is currently training to run the '2012 Gate River Run 15k on March 10th while raising awareness and dollars for Cystic Fibrosis. Since the inception four years ago, TEAM COURTNEY has raised almost $40,000 of which 100% of the funds raised go directly to scientific research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis!
MISSION: We Run, We Breathe, We Fight
CONCEPT: TEAM COURTNEY will start completely last behind an estimated 17,000 runners and raise pennies for each person we pass. This makes for a unique, challenging, yet exciting way to test yourself physically, pushing yourself to pass that one more person. Racing to the point of exhaustion cannot even be measured to what Courtney or any other individual suffering from Cystic Fibrosis has to go through on a daily basis.
Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening/life-limiting illness. It 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.
Thanks to all of you who have supported Courtney and Cystic Fibrosis, there are three drugs currently being tested which could fix the defective gene caused with Cystic Fibrosis. This is very exciting news because these drugs could stop the progression of Cystic Fibrosis and possibly restore 10%-12% lung function. There are still approximately 30 drugs in the Cystic Fibrosis pipeline today treating the symptoms.
I am reaching out to all of you to help again make this a success for TEAM COURTNEY by sponsoring me for the '2012 Gate River Run 15k. 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 11,476 runners and my goal this year is to pass 12,000 runners so if you were to sponsor me $.01 for each person, that would be approximately $120. Some sponsored $.01 for every 2 people which was approximately $60. 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 2012 Great Strides Walk, TEAM COURTNEY! If you would also like to join us for the Great Strides Walk, it will be held on May 5th, 2012 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 the last three years! Lets keep that going!
Please become a fan of TEAM COURTNEY on Facebook by clicking on the link below: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Team-Courtney-Starr/195551399510
Thank you, Steve Starr 904-866-0424 firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cff.org