Chicago Marathon and Cystic Fibrosis

Monday, August 6, 2012
Dear friends of Samantha,

As you know, our daughter Samantha has cystic fibrosis, a disease that, without a cure, will spell her early death at the age of 37. I hate that with a passion that has driven me to do some pretty crazy things…like sign up to run a marathon!

Yep, you heard that right. I'm running a marathon!

This year I'm signed up to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 7th. While I'm going to do the running, you're the one who has the chance to actually make a difference for Samantha. I'm running for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and your donations help us help Sam.

Many of you have given in the past, particularly when I ran the Carlsbad Half Marathon when I lived in San Diego or the Barrington 5K here in the Chicago area. I've always been grateful for those who have supported us in the past, and I thank you.

Yet there is so much to do still. Until there is a cure, and until Samantha isn't under threat from cystic fibrosis, I'll keep running…and I ask you to keep giving! Thank you for your time and your consideration!

You can read about my running at Click on the label titled “running” and read some of my journey!

Please donate to our cause…our fight…and help Samantha continue to live a healthy, vibrant life. With your help, we'll whip Cystic Fibrosis for good!

Donate here at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:

S. Daniel Smith


Jenna said...

Hi Samantha
My name is Jenna and I came across your site. You are a brave warrior, a beautiful princess, a smilen champ, a courageous fighter, and an Inspirational hero.
I was born with a rare life threatening disease, developemental delays and 14 medical conditions.