Ski and Shoe for the Cure! Saturday, March 15th 10am-1pm

Ski and Shoe for the Cure!   Saturday, March 15th 10am-1pm

Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Research, Forestville Trail Head

~ 5k ski and 2k snowshoe
~Pre-registration not required; just show up!
~Registration starts 10am, event starts 11am
~ Cost: $25 includes day pass to Forestville, lunch, raffle tickets, and donation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
~ Silent auction and raffle
~ Limited amount of rental equipment available
For more information, questions, or directions  contact Erin at:skiandshoeforthecure@gmail.com

Ski N Shoe Flyer 2014

Hi everyone! My name is is Erin Mahaney and I would like to invite you to be part of a great fundraising event, Ski and Shoe for the Cure, that I am hosting this Saturday, March 15th at the NTN’s Forestville Trailhead.

This event is very important to me as it benefits Cystic Fibrosis research. I have cystic fibrosis (CF) myself, as do many of my friends. CF is a genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and more. Its main attribute is the build-up of thick, sticky mucus in the lungs causing frequent infections, lung damage, and eventually lung failure. It also builds up in the pancreas, causing the body’s natural enzymes to be blocked, and not allowing food to be absorbed. CF is a progressive disease meaning the older you get, the sicker you become.

I lost two close friends to this disease last year and I hope that by raising money for CF through my fundraiser, I can help aid in developing new drugs to find a cure.  Many exciting new drugs are in late stages of research now, with virtually all of the development cost being funded by the CF Foundation.  These drugs hold the promise of not just prolonging the life of a CF carrier, but possibly even fully countering the disease and allowing a normal lifespan!

Our fundraiser consists of a non-competitive ski or snowshoe trek, followed by a delicious lunch and a raffle and silent auction.  Many wonderful prizes are available this year, including a Packers football signed by the entire team, guided outdoor fly fishing and bird hunting trips, Vera Bradley items, and even an autographed photo of Detroit Red Wings great Nick Lidstrom.  The attached flyer provides further details.

Please come out this Saturday, March 15th, and help me to make CF stop standing for “Cystic Fibrosis” and instead stand for “Cure Found.”