Brett Thomas' Fundraiser:

Ironman for OCRF

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I am overwhelmed by the support & donations to finish the race & exceed my fundraising goal. Ironman 4ocrf was the experience of a life time

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

EVENT DATE: Jun 24, 2012

HOURS PLEDGED: 340

Mileage Tracker: 2,184

THE STORY:

I raced in Ironman Coeur d' Alene to raise awareness and money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in memory of my mother-in-law, Jeanette "Jay" Trotter.  It was my 21st triathlon, and the first at Ironman distance: 2.4 mile swim - 112 mile bike - 26.2 mile run. 

My wife Pam and I are triathletes because of OCRF.  In 2004, Pam, who had been dedicated runner for years, heard about the US Women's Triathlon Series (now SheRox) benefiting OCRF, and volunteered along with several of her good friends who also knew Jay.   In 2005 she did the run leg on a relay team, and in 2006 raced it solo. 

Inspired by the 2006 event, I signed up for a novice-distance triathlon 2 weeks later, bought my 1st pair of running shoes in over 15 years, rode my new commuter bike and managed to finish without drowning or otherwise dying (I did get a lot of attention from the Kayak safety crew:)

Pam and I were hooked on triathlon.  Pam annually races in the women's triathlon, raising money for OCRF, and later with girlfriends forming Total KAOS Tri Team.  Together they have raised approximately $15,000 for OCRF as part of Team Hope. Check them out on Facebook!

Now as I train for my goal to complete an ironman, it's only fitting that I dedicate the effort to OCRF in Jay's memory.  The best mother in law a guy could ask for and the perfect grandmother, she gave my family and me many great memories while alive.  Her final gift to me is triathlon, and the fitness, health and friendships that come with the sport.

This one's for you, Jay.

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  • Brett & Pam Thomas

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  • Phil and Julie Etheredge

    $100

  • Cynthia Darland

    $100

  • Rick Oldenburg

    $100

  • Jane and Lance David

    $50

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  • Jeff & Ann Stroud

    $100

  • Teri and Tim Hickel

    $50

  • Cindy & Mark

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  • Michael Haines

    $50

  • Lori Preston

    $100

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  • Linda Fornero

     

  • TEAM KAOS !!

    $100

  • Corey & Kelli Hjalseth

    $50

  • The Downings

    $25

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  • Noel and Barb Richards

     

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Brett Thomas

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147% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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DONATION: $40

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Noel and Barb Richards

Noel and Barb Richards

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Bea Dow

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Carol Espey

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Kathi Willis

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