Hello Friends,

Tis that time of year to walk and help add another day to the lives of our loved ones.  Last year we met our goal as a team and family with your help, support and efforts. This year I would like to meet and blow that goal out of the water but we can’t do that without your help, and here is how.  Yes, a donation is what is needed and does pave the way in helping end Cyistic Fibrosis however, the more who know, the better off our loved ones will be.  It has been two years that Christine has looking after us with smiles and blessings.  I know in my heart that she is proud of the work we’ve done in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.  So please help Team Magee stride past our $5,000 goal by making a donation or by simply telling a friend and encouraging that friend to tell another friend.  Again thank you for your time, efforts, help and support in this fight.

Be Amazing! JD.

Event Details

Event Home: Lynnfield 2016
Date: 5/22/2016
Check-in: 10:00 AM
Event: 11:00 AM
Distance: 3 Miles
Chapter: Massachusetts/Rhode Island
Event Location: Lynnfield Town Common, 617 Main Street
Print Event Details:http://maps.google.com/?q=Lynnfield Town Common, 617 Main Street,,MA

My best friend and beautiful wife Christine Ann Nov 21,1984 - May 16 2014

TEAM MAGEE  click to join the team, donate or share.                                                

What is Cystic Fibrosis?  Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide) have CF.


Quick Facts about CFIn the United States:

  • About 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each year.
  • More than 75 percent of people with CF are
    diagnosed by age 2.
  • Nearly half of the CF population is age 18 or older.

In people with CF, a defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:

  • Clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections.
  • Obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down food and absorb vital nutrients.

In the 1950s, few children with CF lived to attend elementary school. Since then, tremendous progress in understanding and treating CF has led to dramatic improvements in the length and quality of life for those with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.

Symptoms of CF

People with CF can have a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Very salty-tasting skin
  • Persistent coughing, at times with phlegm
  • Frequent lung infections
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Poor growth and slow weight gain, in spite of a good appetite
  • Frequent greasy, bulky stools or difficulty in bowel movements

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

A nonprofit, donor-supported organization, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for CF. The Foundation funds lifesaving research and works to provide access to quality, specialized care and effective treatments for people with CF.

Nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Through its efforts, the life expectancy of a child with CF has doubled in the last 30 years, and research to find a cure is more promising than ever before.

Find a ChapterThe Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has 70 chapters and branch offices across the country that work diligently to raise funds to help support the search for a cure. Each chapter hosts multiple fun and exciting fundraising events aimed at bringing local communities together in support of the Foundation’s mission.Click on a state to find a chapter near you, or enter your zip code in the field provided to find a chapter office within a specific radius.
 

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