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Everyone knows the joy of being a child and hopefully knows how a children’s smile can rekindle this feeling. Join me in supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation as I raise money while competing in the Timberman Half Ironman race on Aug 22, 2010.

Hello All,

I am racing in the Timberman Half Ironman in New Hampshire on August 22, 2010.  It is a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run which will take me somewhere around 6 hours. To help keep me motivated for 5+ hours and to give me something to race for other than my own selfish reasons, I have decided to join the Make- A-Wish fundraising team. So now I am racing to help make the Wishes of children with life threatening illnesses come true. I can’t think of anything better to race for and I have to admit that racing for something other than oneself makes every step more meaningful. I believe this is one of the great lessons of life.

Please help me to meet my goal by donating any amount you can afford.

 

 

If you have the time, here is a little more about why I’m racing and why I feel strongly about donating to Make-A-Wish


To tell the truth, I have become addicted to Triathlons as a sort of search for the Holy- Grail. In this case the Grail is eternal youth. If I endeavor to run/bike/swim as fast as I did when I was younger and still be doing this when I am 70-80-90 who knows, then I may look old one day, but I certainly won’t feel old! I can attest that in many races and at many a practice there is always someone well beyond the age of what most people would call old doing what the people everyone calls young are doing. So I can only hope this will be me one day.

My favorite race to date was one that I was not in. I was called the Little Bugger race in Waterville New Hampshire. The race is a 50 yard swim, 1.5 mile bike, and .5 mile run for children from the ages of 6 to 12. The race was non competitive and was focused on raising money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. It was awesome to see how much fun these kids were having and how they enjoyed the role reversal of the adults cheering on the kids instead of the kids cheering on the adults as in most Triathlons. I was struck by these kids and how much joy was in in their faces and how this joy rubbed off on all the spectators.

have always felt strongly about focusing my charitable giving on children’s organizations since they are the future of the world. So I decided to support the Make-A-Wish foundation in making children's dreams come true.

I understand that the granting of a wish can literally be a life changing event  and hope that you will help me in helping to grant a wish by donating today.

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