Saturday, March 19, 2011

Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon/5K

In 2010, I read a story in Runners World Magazine about Emily Schaller who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was eighteen months old and was not expected to make it to her eighteenth birthday. Emily is now in her late twenties and the founder of the Rock CF Foundation. I enjoyed reading Emily's words that she believes she is on this earth to "rock CF on its ass!" On Sunday, March 20, Emily will lead the way for thousands of runners and volunteers in the inaugural Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon And 5K in Grosse Ile, Mi. Some great sponsors have donated many items which the participants and volunteers will enjoy throughout the day. Many runners who had hoped to run, but were not able to make the trip are able to contribute by either donating money to the cause or by performing a virtual run wherever they may be in the world.

The hope is that with events such as this one which Emily spearheaded and the tireless researching by some of the great scientific minds, eventually, CF will stand for cure found. When that day does arrive, everyone in the world will be able to breathe a sigh of relief that the disease has been weeded out and those with Cystic Fibrosis will be able to simply breathe. Here is hoping CF does in fact get rocked on its ass and that it happens very soon.

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