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2015 Other Races

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BENEFITING: Glaucoma Research Foundation

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE

eduardo de angelis

THE STORY:

Hi All

Later this summer I will embark into one of my biggest personal challenges to date and race my first Ironman Triathlon. Although the sport of Triathlon has been part of my life for many years, this will be my first ever Ironman distance. In case you are not familiar with the race, it consists of a 2.5 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26 mile run to wrap it up. Needless to say, it’s a very intense and challenging event, which requires months of preparation and commitment.

 

A lot of my non-triathlete friends ask me why I’m putting myself through this…the short and honest answer is, I just really like it. As an athlete, I’m nothing special, being average at best. But I feel great when I’m training. This sport has given me some of my best friends, taken me to some amazing places and in many ways helped define the person I am today. At risk of sounding cliché, it is like a spiritual practice for me. Racing an Ironman is a project that has been on my bucket list for a long time, so I thought it would be a great way to celebrate my 40th birthday (Yes, I’m getting old!). And to make things a bit more interesting, I chose Ironman Japan as the playground. It will be a total blast!

But to make things truly meaningful, I’m also trying to use this journey as a vehicle to raise funds to the research and treatment of Glaucoma, an eye disease that damages the optical nerve and gradually steals vision without major symptoms, ultimately leading to blindness. According to the World Health Organization, Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, and there is currently no cure for it. I grew up with a grandpa who had lost his sight to the disease, and I was also diagnosed with the condition myself earlier this year, so I deeply relate to it. Thanks to the advances of science and the blessing of having the resources to address it, I had surgery and I am currently out of risk.

 This is a small gesture to try to help those who don’t have the same luck and somehow contribute to the efforts of those who are in search for a cure -100% of the funds will be donated to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds research worldwide, aiming to finding a cure for glaucoma since 1978. If you would like to contribute, please click in the "DONATE" button in the right.

 

Thanks in advance for your time, and I hope we can see each other soon, ideally on a bike ride or for a run in the park!

 

High fives

 

edu

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Donor Comments

Anna Marsillo-Stella

Anna Marsillo-Stella

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Maria Chori

Maria Chori

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Tony & Eileen LoPiano

Tony & Eileen LoPiano

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Phillip & Bridget Bennis

Phillip & Bridget Bennis

Good Luck Edu! 3 years ago

allie malina

allie malina

DONATION: $100

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Joe Martino

Joe Martino

DONATION: $100

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James Rotchford

James Rotchford

DONATION: $50

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Stephen Cotter

Stephen Cotter

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Adam Chaput

Adam Chaput

DONATION: $50

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Thai & Sandy Chan

Thai & Sandy Chan

DONATION: $100

Great cause, and best of luck on the journey!!! 3 years ago