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Jeremy Katz
Date: 2008-07-15 12:23
Subject: Support me riding in this year's Seacoast Safari
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Tags:cycling, life
This year, I am again riding in the Seacoast Safari to help raise money to support the Cycstic Fibrosis Foundation in their efforts. Cystic fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects children and young adults. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now—more than ever—to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research. Too many young lives depend on this vital research to let it go unfunded!

Please help me meet my fund-raising goal by sponsoring me. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively—nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education. And, it's tax-deductible. The research being done by the CF Foundation is both important and making great strides -- not too long ago, the average life expectancy of a child with CF was 20. But today, one of the people that I regularly ride with has CF and yet he continues to ride on (strong!) in this as well as a couple of other events, including most recently a trip across the Canadian Rockies by bike.

The Seacoast Safari ride is a two-day ride up along the coasts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Each day is 75 (or so) miles of coastal scenery. The ride was beautiful last year and I'm looking forward to doing it again.

Making a donation is easy and secure! Just click on the link below to make a donation to my fund-raising page where your donation will be credited to my fund-raising efforts. Any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated!

Donating is such a simple and effective way for you to show your support for this important cause. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with CF. Once again, thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation!

If you'd like to help, you can easily donate online at http://www.cff.org/LWC/JeremyKatz7945
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joshuadf
User: joshuadf
Date: 2008-07-15 21:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In case you're wondering where the money goes, here is a profile of a translational science researcher I work with: Dr. Bonnie Ramsey: Advancing Cystic Fibrosis Care Through Research. There is a direct line from ride bike to Cycstic Fibrosis Foundation to CF research to people with CF living longer and better lives.
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User: jpportz
Date: 2008-07-17 08:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Tried to donate several times today but always getting "The server at epayments.pledgemaker-pmol.com is taking too long to respond." Can you let me know if/when it comes back up and I'll try again?
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Jeremy Katz
User: katzj
Date: 2008-07-17 13:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It looks like it's up now -- or it least, it spat me back an appropriate error when given bogus data
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