Surrounded by Girls

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2011 Charity Challenge

Welcome to another fundraising bleg. Last year you generously contributed $600 for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America as I trained for and competed in the Solana Beach Sprint Triathlon.

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Thank you SO MUCH for your incredible generosity.

This year I hope to do Solana Beach again as well as possibly the Challenged Athletes Foundation's San Diego Triathlon Challenge. That's a longer not-quite-half-Ironman distance (I'm panicking just having typed that out) race in October. I rode the bike leg last year with my friend Liz and got just a taste of what is a unique and uniquely inspiring event.



This year my goal is to raise $900 for Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is an amazing program that offers

"life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development."

Obviously I connect with this organization because of my girls (by whom I am surrounded) and their mother, who is the woman I hope they become and the type of woman whom I believe this program is striving to mold.

So, long story short, I'm trotting out the old gimmick alongside some other, new fundraising ideas. If you would like to donate to the cause and dedicate a song to someone, please click here and enter the details on my fundraising page.

Once again, thank you so much for your generosity!  It's going to be an amazing summer and fall of training and racing.  I look forward to sharing it with everyone here on the blog.