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This fundraiser ended on 08/25/10

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I am Running my first Half Ironman Triathlon and have decided to run for the Make a Wish Foundation

Last year I was introduced to the sport of Triathlon and entered a few sprint distance races.  From that point I was hooked and decided to take the challenge of competing in a 70.3 distances Half Ironman race.  For those of you who aren't familiar with the sport this entails swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles, and running 13.1 miles.  I would have never dreamt I would be able to attempt such a race, let alone finish, but I dedicated myself to training (Thanks to Michelle, Lauren, Drew, and Jack for supporting me) and am now 4 weeks away from the big race.  

Originally I signed up to do this race for myself as a sense of accomplishment and wellness.  Earlier this week I received an e-mail from the race organizers asking for volunteers to raise money and run on behalf of the Make a Wish Foundation.  When I got a race email regarding Make A Wish, I didn't hesitate. It is not everyday that you find a charity to support that can visibly make a difference.  I originally had a goal of raising $1000 for Make a Wish but surpassed this and now I hope to reach $2000 or more!   Thank you for your support!  Every donation is appreciated.  When I race on August 22nd, I may not be smiling on the outside, but I will be smiling on the inside knowing that I am running to make a child's wish come true!  


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