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Fred Myrtle's Fundraiser:

2015 IRONMAN LOUISVILLE

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BENEFITING: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE

Fred Myrtle

THE STORY:

My journey to Ironman Louisville has been three years in the making. Triathlon started as a way for me to get back into shape, but once I crossed the finish line of my first race I knew it was so much more than that. What I have come to appreciate most about training is the uninterrupted time I have to think about my dad. My family lost him on November 8, 2011 to suicide and it was the hardest thing I have ever experienced. While my family and friends have always been incredibly supportive, I found that time spent in the pool, on my bike or on a run brought a sense of peace over me. Triathlons remind me that despite all of the hardships we face in life, we have the ability to endure them.

In honor of my dad's 57th birthday, just two days after IM Louisville, I’m attempting to raise $5,700 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. AFSP is the leader in the fight against suicide. They fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Through the AFSP, I was able to find a community of caring individuals that help support me and others.

Hopefully, the AFSP will one day have the funding to drastically reduce the number of suicides each year by raising awareness and eliminating the stigma around mental illness. Suicide causes so much pain for the families, but also for the friends and community and we can’t heal if we aren’t willing to talk about the issues.

I love and miss my dad every day and I hope when October 11 rolls around, I will have the strength to make it across the finish line. Thank you all so much for your love and support.

#racetoremember

$7,428

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Reineke Family

    $50

  • Emily Russak

    $100

  • Maggie Rusch

    $70.30

  • Zaid Naffaa

    $50

  • kelly prine

    $50

  • Girault Family

    $100

  • The Neal Family

    $100

  • Patty Lee

    $100

  • Joe & Pete

    $200

  • Clare Hoffman

    $50

  • Katie

    $15

  • McCray Sutherlin

    $10

  • Stephen Neal

    $50

  • Brigid Brown

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Giles & Virginia Myrtle

    $750

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Blue Family

    $1,000

  • Kim and Randy Maddox

    $300

  • Aunty E

    $25

  • Liz

    $50

  • Kate Barousse

    $25

  • Director of the Cornerstone Housing Program

    $100

  • Brandon Blom

    $50

  • The Rusch Family

    $1,406

  • Carra Jane Williams

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Denehy's

    $140

  • Wellmeyer Family

    $400

  • the Dussoms

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Grand family

    $200

  • Mimi Dossett and Money Hill

    $100

  • Kyle Grand

    $50

  • Julia Colfox

    $140

  • The Denton family.

    $500

  • Brigitte Boiano

    $25

  • The Traina-Dorge Family

    $200

  • Nick Gummo

    $50

  • Alex Milkovich

    $100

  • Mike Roupas

    $25

  • Nick DeHaas

    $20

  • Mike Rodmaker

    $50

  • Alex Gardner

    $50

  • Oliver Myrtle

    $10

  • Afton Zaunbrecher

    $25

  • Tucker Jackson

    $25

  • Arndt

    $25

  • Kim Arndt

    $100

  • Elizabeth Lee

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Danielle Looper

    $100

  • Justin Rutherford

    $157

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130% Raised of $5,700 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $18,202 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Fred Myrtle

Amount Raised

$7,428

 

130% Raised of $5,700 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Blaes

Amount Raised

$3,770

 

75% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Martinez

Amount Raised

$2,314

 

231% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kerry Hale

Amount Raised

$1,561

 

6% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Lockwood

Amount Raised

$1,377

 

92% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tony Alger

Amount Raised

$750

 

50% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Destrey Roeber

Amount Raised

$405

 

29% Raised of $1,406 Goal

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John Bongiovanni

Amount Raised

$245

 

16% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Justin Rutherford

Justin Rutherford

DONATION: $157

3 years ago

Danielle Looper

Danielle Looper

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $35

3 years ago

Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Kim Arndt

Kim Arndt

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Arndt

Arndt

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Tucker Jackson

Tucker Jackson

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Afton Zaunbrecher

Afton Zaunbrecher

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Oliver Myrtle

Oliver Myrtle

DONATION: $10

Uncle Peter would be proud of you cuz Fred - Best of luck x 3 years ago

Alex Gardner

Alex Gardner

DONATION: $50

I love you, Fred. Can't describe my feelings of pride for you! You're gonna rock it! 3 years ago