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O'Connell's Run to Cure Cystic Fibrosis
Proceeds from O'Connell's Run 2013 benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Center at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital.

In 2010, O'Connell's Run was started in honor of Emmett O’Connell, a pediatric Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patient who is treated at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. Now in its third year, we are proud to stand with so many other CF children & their families who also receive treatment at The Cystic Fibrosis Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

Accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a New Jersey Referral Site for infants identified through the newborn CF screening program, and recognized for its high standard of quality responsive & compassionate pediatric care, St. Joseph’s is a state designated children’s hospital offering a broad spectrum of advanced pediatric services to meet the needs of area children and their families.

Cystic Fibrosis is a rare, life-threatening disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems of approx. 30,000 children and adults in the United States. It is chronic, progressive, and usually fatal. CF causes mucus to build up and clog many organs in the body, particularly the lungs and pancreas. This collection of sticky mucus results in life-threatening lung infections and serious digestion problems. Over time, repeated lung infections cause permanent damage and severe breathing problems. Respiratory failure is the most common cause of death in people who have CF.

Become a fundraiser, help children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and earn chances to win a great prize! Win a Special Modern Museum of Art Package! 2 Complimentary Admissions to the MoMa A gift card for $250 for The Modern, Danny Meyer's critically acclaimed restaurant For every $200 you raise you receive 1 chance to win. So if you raise $400 you have 2 chances and so on. Drawing for the MoMA package will be on the morning of the run.

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Total Donations: $7,926

Goal: $10,000

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