colormeradFALL 2013 Join Polished Pistil for Virginia Beach’s

Color Me Rad race

Color Me Rad is a 5k race that involves large groups of people running (or walking or pushing a stroller like I did last year) through a mowed down train in the woods while having paint through at them from many directions. It Uh-Maze-ZING!!!

One of the coolest things about this race is that every year they sponsor a non profit organization and encourage their racers to donate to them. This year they are sponsoring a non-profit organization is Virginia Beach’s Cystic Fibrosis. The best part about this race other than experiencing good times with great people, is that the nonprofit organization that Color Me Rad – VA BEACH is asking that everyone donate to in Virginia Beach represents those with Cystic Fibrosis, a very unfair disease.

The predicted median age of survival for a person with Cystic Fibrosis is in the late 30s.

This hits very close to home as Mini’s cousin has Cystic Fibrosis. So please when you register also donate $5 or more to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They are the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis: 

(Source: cff.org)

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:

  • clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and
  • obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food

To learn more about this disease please click here.

Thank you for your support and we cannot wait to see you Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM! 

(If you do not want to participate, but would like to volunteer click here!)

Stay Polished Pistil,

Maquita Donyel

MaquitaDonyel
Author

Alexandria + Native | Arlington + Resident | Late Twenties | I Love = God + Mini + Simple Thrills + Art + Love + Humility

Leave a Reply