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Michael Blaes' Fundraiser:

2015 IRONMAN LOUISVILLE

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BENEFITING: Racing for Upgrades

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE

Michael Blaes

THE STORY:

Racing for Upgrades was founded by Michael Blaes in about 2003 in order to provide adaptive athletic equipment for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  The idea of the charity was that once the soldiers got their own equipment, they, as athletes, would participate in endurance events to raise money to purchase equipment to give to others.  

Over the years we've raised over $11,000 for various people.  Most recently, with the help of others, we bought an adaptive cycle for Mary "The Irish Tornado" McMenamy.  This year we will be working to get an adaptive cycle for Cody Iorns, a medic in the United States Army who lost both his arms in a motorcycle accident.  Although Cody was not injured in theater, some folks we're working with at Walter Reed suggested he would be a good candidate specifically for that reason. Because he was not injured in theater he doesn't get as much help.    

Any funds raised beyond that needed to purchase an adaptive cycle will be contributed to Mary McMenamy's efforts to establish her independence and happiness.  Mary's case is near and dear to our hearts and we want to continue to contribute to her personal growth. 

Thanks!

 

MCB

$3,770

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Joel and Jenny Grindle

    $10

  • Bob & Lori Medler

    $100.09

  • Liethen Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kati Medler

    $75

  • Greg and Lara Otsuka

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tom & Meg

    $100

  • Dave, Kerrie and Nolan Adams

    $25

  • Larry and kay

    $100

  • Julie Jennings

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Andy Hansell

    $25

  • drekonjas

    $30

  • John Shively

    $50

  • Kate and Pete Catanese

    $160

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Josh Richardson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Tom Kim

    $100

  • Steve and Colleen

    $100

  • Mark and Shannon Farrell

    $150

  • Joe & Donna Philipose

     

  • Faris

    $50

  • Eric Schultenover

    $100

  • Andy and Lisa Haeck

    $25

  • Parmley Family

    $50

  • Chuck & Courtney

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chad Schmidt

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Molly and Avi

    $100

  • Tom and Regina

    $500

  • Mary McMenamy

    $25

  • Lisa and Aakash Desai

    $50

  • Liz & Arash

    $50

  • Scott Sample

    $100

  • Brian and Ann Blaes

    $100

  • Amy Cavanaugh Chally

    $50

  • Bruce & Maura Carland

    $50

  • Gene McCarthy & Maggie Sheahan

    $100

  • Chris and Erica Hohman

    $50

  • Rob & Karen Abele

    $50

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75% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Team: $18,202 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

Fundraiser Title

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

Rob & Karen Abele

Rob & Karen Abele

DONATION: $50

Mike, very worthwhile cause....thanks for supporting our service men and women! 4 years ago

Chris and Erica Hohman

Chris and Erica Hohman

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Gene McCarthy & Maggie Sheahan

Gene McCarthy & Maggie Sheahan

DONATION: $100

Good luck 4 years ago

Bruce & Maura Carland

Bruce & Maura Carland

DONATION: $50

Have a great race tomorrow! 4 years ago

Amy Cavanaugh Chally

Amy Cavanaugh Chally

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Brian and Ann Blaes

Brian and Ann Blaes

DONATION: $100

Go Mike Go!! 4 years ago

Scott Sample

Scott Sample

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Liz & Arash

Liz & Arash

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Lisa and Aakash Desai

Lisa and Aakash Desai

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mary McMenamy

Mary McMenamy

DONATION: $25

4 years ago