On March 19, 2017, 43 athletes gathered in New York City for the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. The team raised over $85,000 for NF research!
The Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team gives participants the opportunity to run, bike, or swim in endurance events across the country. We asked one of our athletes, Dawn Lowell, why she races with us and what it means to her family.
Triathletes will compete and raise money to fund rare disease research
NEW YORK -- The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is pleased to be the exclusive official charity partner for the Tri Fort Worth triathlon, which takes place in Fort Worth, Texas on May 21, 2017. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF affects one in 3,000 people of all populations; currently there is no effective treatment or cure.
On November 5 at IRONMAN Florida, Susan Haag became the first woman to complete 100 full distance (140.6 miles) triathlons. This event is a single-day endurance event comprised of a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, and then a 26.2-mile marathon run through Panama City Beach, Florida and its surrounding areas. “So many people were stopping me and friends were running alongside me saying, ‘This woman is doing her 100th! This woman is doing her 100th!’ It’s made it special because everyone knew the significance of the race," Susan told the Florida Times-Union after the race.
50-year-old Florida triathlete will complete 140.6 mile race in honor of young child living with genetic disorder