I grew up in New Jersey and moved to Boston for graduate school in 1999. Shortly thereafter, I began working as a scientist at a large biotechnology company and met my husband, Brian. We have two children, Colin (6) and Taryn (5). Colin was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was 5 days old.
I’m a freshman at Westlake High School in Austin, TX. I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth. I live a pretty normal life outside of doing therapy twice a day and taking lots of pills.
I grew up in Manhasset, New York and received an economics degree from Haverford College. I’ve been an athlete my entire life and played lacrosse through college. At Haverford I was a 2-year captain of the team and helped lead us to our first ever Conference Championship in 2010. We also made a run to the quarter finals of the NCAA tournament that year, the furthest we’ve gone in history. Since college, although I don’t get to play lacrosse as much
I’m from the Poconos in Pennsylvania. I love and played a number of different sports throughout high school and college (tennis, softball, basketball) but I never pursued or even thought about endurance sports until a good friend suggested it about a year ago. I also love dogs. One of my favorite running activities is to dog watch to help keep my mind busy.
I am from Stamford, Connecticut and have one sister Annie, who is going to be a senior in high school, and two loving parents, Lorraine and Vincent, who have supported me as my equipment managers and photographers at all my Team Boomer races. I have played a number of different sports including football, hockey, and lacrosse at KLHT (where I went to school from kindergarten through high school) and rugby at Boston College, but I was never a long distance,
I grew up in Rochester, New York with an incredibly loving and supportive family. When I was diagnosed at age two, forecasts were bleak. Two of my dad’s brothers had passed away from CF as children and that was the only experience with the disease my family knew. And they responded beautifully. I was raised like any other kid – taught to set goals and dream big. I had some scary health moments when I was in elementary school and
I was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. My parents still live in Tenafly, NJ, are happy and healthy, and are fabulous grandparents to our two boys – Nicholas (23) and Alexander (20). Nick works on Wall Street and Zan is a sophomore at LMU in Louisiana. My wife Lynn and I started dating when I was in the 10th grade and she was in the 9th grade – and have now been married for 26 years!
Founder/CEO of the Rock CF Foundation I’m a Pisces. A vegetarian. Fun loving. Broadway loving nerd. An aunt to 2 awesome nieces. Making small connections with people throughout the day makes me happy. In 2007 I founded the Rock CF Foundation to EmPower people with CF and their families to fight on and feel like they are part of something bigger.
I have had cystic fibrosis my entire life. In spite of the doctors’ initial claim that I would not live past the age of 2, I am now approaching 22 and getting stronger every day. I am a big believer that exercise keeps me healthy and have been running since the 7th grade. I got really serious about running once I started cross-country in high school, which led to my running for Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. After I graduate,
Hi! My name is Mike Corr and I am the Dad to two great kids – Anna, 22, and Aidan, 19 – who happen to have cystic fibrosis. Both of my kids fight their disease continuously in ways that epitomize their personalities. Right now, we are so close to fully managing – or even curing – the disease, so I firmly believe we need to continue with the full court press and do everything possible to fundraise. I can’t personally
I was born and raised on Long Island, NY where I currently live with my wife and two children, Ella and Luke. Throughout my childhood, high school and college years I was constantly competing in sports like football, basketball and baseball, though it was not until my late twenties that I really took up running. I turned to running to get me through some tougher times years ago as a stress reliever (a free one at that), and it has
When asked to write a blog for Team Boomer, I was not only honored, but also a little uncertain because I have never really stopped to think about my last ten years as a marathoner. On November 3, I ran my tenth – and final – New York City Marathon, something that was exciting and bittersweet at the same time. I ran my first NYC marathon in 2001, just eight weeks after 9/11 at the age of thirty-one. I can’t remember exactly
I was always a bigger guy, and eventually, let my weight get to a point where it took a major toll on my health. I ate and drank whatever I wanted without noting the consequences. That all changed when, in 2008, I was in a serious motorcycle accident. Six seconds after a light turned red – and while I had the right-of-way – a car slammed into me while I was crossing an intersection. The police report stated that I
What the Marathon Means to Me… Whenever I tell people that I run marathons they normally respond with one of three words: crazy, nuts, or insane. It’s been nearly 11 months since I last crossed the finish line of a marathon, but here I am once again staring down the barrel of 26.2 miles. A journey that will not only take me through the streets of Chicago, but a journey that will once again push my body and mind to
Mountain Momma Training I signed up with Team Boomer for the New York City Marathon in April and I started my training in May. It just so happens that in May I also moved from New York City back to my hometown – Bridgeport, West Virginia. Yep, that’s right, I moved from the “big city lights” back to “small town USA.” You all know the song, right? Country Roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain
My name is Sally Bell. I am the mom of a 28-year-old son, Stephen, who has Cystic Fibrosis. He is truly an inspiration to the Bell family. Exercise has always been a part of my life. About a year ago, we were having a family dinner in Hoboken and Stephen mentioned there were spots on Team Boomer to run the New York Marathon in November of 2011. Stephen had already run two New York Marathons with Team Boomer. I really