Dear Friends and Family,
Without a doubt, I am getting ready for the biggest challenge of my life. On August 13th, 2005 I will be racing in an Ironman triathlon - 2.4 mile swim - 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. Sounds tough for one day's work!
Not as tough as having lung cancer. As you probably know, my Mom was diagnosed with lung cancer a year and a half ago - she has gone through chemotherapy for the last 576 days, lost her hair, been sick, had pneumonia and was hospitalized twice, once for 4 days and once for 10 days, and gone through 32 radiation therapies.
I am training to complete the Ironman in honor of my Mom.
After she was diagnosed, I learned the following:
As I attempt to complete the 140.6 mile course, you will be with me in spirit, and your sponsorship will inspire me to go stronger and faster to the finish line. A donation of one dollar per mile is suggested, but whatever you can do to contribute matters... it all adds up! Your donation is going to the non-profit LUNGevity Foundation and 100% of it will be used for lung cancer research. In addition, your donation is 100% tax deductible.
There are two ways to donate (please attempt to complete your donation by July 31st):
Thank you so much for your support and generosity! It will make a difference.