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VT's Tri for a Cure!

Created by Chris Van Tiem

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!
CVT
JUN
22

Day 31: walk + stretching

Day 30: walk + stretching

VT Tri for a Cure Day! 1.0 mile swim + 25.25 mile bike + 6.25 mile run Goal: ACHIEVED

Day 28: 1,200 yard swim

Day 27: 40 min on bike trainer + 4.4 mile run

MAY
26

Day 26: strength training + stretching

Day 25: yoga + stretching

Day 24: yoga

MAY
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Day 23: 2,000 yard swim + 25 mile bike

Day 22: strength training

Day 21: 6.5 mile run + 4.1 mile run

Day 20: Yoga

MAY
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Day 19: strength training

Day 18: 35 min on bike trainer + 2.5 mile run

Day 17: Yoga

MAY
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Day 16: 26 mile bike + 5 mile run

Day 15: 2,040 yard swim

MAY
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Day 14: strength training + yoga/stretching

Day 13: 2.6 mile walk w/ weighted vest + 15 min of planks

MAY
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Day 12: 6.4 mile run + 70 pull ups

MAY
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Day 11: 16.5 mile bike

Day 10: Golf 18 holes

Day 9: 7 mile run

Day 8: Stength training + 1,200 yard swim

MAY
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Day 7: Strength training + stretching

Day 6: Yoga

MAY
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Day 5: 20 mile bike + 4.3 mile run

MAY
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Day 4: Strength training + stretching

MAY
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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!

Guest Book

$13,325

Recent Donations

1. MVMaureen & Jim Van Tiem
2. AVAshley Van Tiem
$100.00
3. AHAnn Hekhuis
$250.00
4. JJason & Rachel VT
$50.00
5. LTLinda Tortorelli
6. RDRenee Dwyer
$5,000.00
7. LVLorna Van Tiem
We are so proud of you Chris! Congratulations! love you, Mom and Dad
$100.00
8. JVJeanne Van Tiem
9. LCLinda & Jim Courtney
10. NPNicole Pitaro
11. JDJeff Dunlao
Cheers!
12. RVRose And Tim Van Domelen
$1,000.00
13. KMKevin Magee
$100.00
14. LRLeslie J And Lorna Reid
15. RSRyan Stack
16. TTheresa (Spalo) Navarrete
I have such fond memories of CF walks with your family :) I’m so glad to hear you’re doing well! Best wishes to you and your family :)
$100.00
17. DRDavid Reid
18. DRDonna Reid
Chris, you are an amazing inspiration to all.... keep up the great work... stay healthy and safe...
19. NPNancy Pitaro
$300.00
20. TTThomas Turnbull
For Chris Zan Tiem _Go Chris Go! We're so very proud of you!
21. MKMaureen & Rick Kramer
22. KKara and Kris Chin
$25.00
23. KTKatie Tipton
24. AVAlex Van Tiem
25. MMMark Miller
26. MVMichael Van Tiem
We love you! Keep up the great work - swim a few laps for me! :) Love Michael & Ashley
$100.00
27. AKAdam Korte
Love you Buddy!
28. LGLindsey Garner
29. KMKent Miller
We love you Chris!
30. RMRon And Margaret MCCARTHY
$150.00
31. CRColleen Rynn
We love you, Chris! Can't wait for your next tri in the Rocky Mountains ... :)
$100.00
32. CMConnor McGee
$100.00
33. THTom And Becky Hart
$50.00
34. KHKathleen Hart
$1,000.00
35. MVMary Jo Van Tiem
Mary Jo and Don Van Tiem Chris, You are such an inspiration to all of us and we love you!
36. JJo and Michael Magee
So proud of you Chris and so glad you are doing so well! The CFF does amazing work and we are happy to support them in finding new therapies and a CURE!!!
$150.00
37. DVDennis Van Tiem
$100.00
38. KFKaren Fischer
Chris,,your strength, perseverance, and dedication is a true inspiration. A more than worthy cause to help others with their many struggles and life altering disease.
$50.00
39. TVThomas Van Tiem
40. SFScott Fischer
Love you Chris!
41. PMPatrick McCarthy
42. AZAnn & Dave Zygmontowicz
43. KLKathleen Lechy
44. AAlyssa and Tim McCarthy
45. ?Anonymous
46. JJake & Dani Douglas
47. CBCJ Baum
Congrats of training for the Tri! Glad to see you’re doing well!