Day 7: Strength training + stretching
Welcome to my 2021 donation page!
Dear Family & Friends of the Chicago VTs,
WE. ARE. BACK. While it’s been a few years since the Chicago VTs organized our annual fundraiser in support of the CF Foundation (CFF), I assure you CFF has been hard at work! In 2019 a landmark treatment, Trikafta, was approved by the FDA – this treatment corrects a mutation that affects >90% of the CF population. I’m humbled and grateful that I’ve been on Trikafta for a year and a half, and am healthier than ever - I felt the drug working only hours after my first dose, and I knew that my life, and breathing, had changed forever. I, and thousands of others with CF, have donors like you to thank! With many more life-changing therapies on the horizon, your donations and CFF truly add tomorrows every day!
As most of you know, exercise has played a critical role in my therapy and journey as a CFer. This year, in honor of CF Awareness Month, I challenge myself the best way I know how – to exercise every day for the month of May and cap the month with my biggest fitness challenge to date, an Olympic distance triathlon. I’ll document my journey, and encourage you to follow along and join in!
I ask for your donation in support of the life-changing work CFF does every day. For years CFF has been an example for similar charitable organizations as it consistently scores 90+ (out of 100) in financial stewardship, accountability & transparency, so you can donate in confidence that your contribution will be put to good use in improving the lives & outcomes of those affected by CF.
Thank you, all, for your continued support! Now, hit that donate button, and share the link far and wide – let's get to work!
Love you all!
Day 6: Yoga
Day 5: 20 mile bike + 4.3 mile run
Day 4: Strength training + stretching
Day 3: 5.5 mile walk w/ weight vest + yoga/stretching
Day 2: 1,500 yard swim + 23 mile bike
Day 1: 1,900 yard swim I'll swim for the 2,000 yard mark on my next long swim!