Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Running has always been an important part of my life, whether through competitive racing or long slow runs on the weekends. I enjoy running and I feel very fortunate and grateful to have healthy lungs that enable me to train hard and push my body to its limit.
The fight against cystic fibrosis (“CF”) is also an important part of my life. CF is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of over 30,000 people in the United States. My older brother (age 39) and younger sister (age 36) were both diagnosed with CF at an early age. Living with CF is a daily battle and requires an enormous amount of strength, fortitude and perseverance. My siblings have been able to live full, normal, productive lives because of their unbelievable courage and intense commitment to combating the disease. The tremendous effort and dedication they put forth day-in and day-out in order to stay healthy inspires me every day.
CF is a progressive disease which makes it more challenging for adults to stay healthy as they get older. I am very proud of the fact that my siblings continue to grow more and more determined to conquer CF as they get older. In August 2012, my brother will celebrate his five-year anniversary as a recipient of a double-lung transplant which changed his life forever; and in December 2012, my sister will celebrate the birthday of her five-year-old daughter, who is truly an angel sent from heaven.
Unfortunately, CF can sometimes outlast even the most heroic of efforts. On April 14th, 2010, a lifelong friend and terrific person, Chris Paul, lost his battle with CF at age 37. Chris is greatly missed and will always be remembered for his courage, intellect, generosity and charm.
Thanks to the many talented researchers and scientists, and dedicated doctors and caregivers, more and more children and adults with CF can receive innovative and effective treatments that may ease their suffering and enhance their lives.
The Boomer Esiason Foundation (“BEF”) is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joined with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and quality of life for those affected by CF, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure.
The ultimate goal of BEF is to free the world of CF; while waiting, BEF will improve the lives of those who live with the disease.
Please join the fight against CF by supporting me as I run the New York City Marathon on November 4, 2012, with Team Boomer.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!