To make a long story short: I’m fundraising for the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, NY through the Ironman Foundation’s “Your Journey, Your Cause” program.
In more detail, then:
The last time I tried to go iron-distance racing was nearly two years ago. It ended disastrously. (warning: graphic.) Then last fall, Owen spent an all too brief time with us as a human.
On the other side of the box, I’ve written pretty extensively about the Ironman Foundation and their financials over the last seven years or so. To sum that up: Dave Deschenes and the team at IMF have done a lot of work to improve disclosures, bring back an opportunity for non-qualifying athletes to get to Kona, and donate more funds than ever to local communities. A couple ideas were hatched together while out in Lake Placid this past year, and it’s time to marry a few things together.
I’m racing Ironman Lake Placid for the Ironman Foundation, with all funds raised being donated to the Adirondack Medical Center’s New Life Center. I’d like to raise $10,000; this is only a small part of what a single night actually costs, but it will help families that are facing the heartache of a little that is very sick in the hospital.
I’m doing this for IMF in part because their fundraising tools are solid, but also because, well, it’s to put to bed some of the issues raised during the course of Kelly and my writing from two years ago. The Foundation is solid, and I wanted to prove it.
My link to raise funds lives here. And I thank you.