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BENEFITING: Stephan Meloy Memorial Foundation

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE

JORDAN BETTEN

THE STORY:

My name is Jordan Betten, and I would like to tell you about my childhood best friend who was more like a "big brother", and role model- Stephan Meloy. To those of us who had the privilege to know Stephan in his short yet powerful 26 years, could attest that he was very special. From the way he made others laugh, his contagious smile, to the wise insights he would thoughtfully share with all his friends; he had an ability to inspire those around him to say the least.

Everyone was in complete shock when they heard the grim news that he had been diagnosed with leukemia. Despite the eminent worries that were around him, not at one point did Stephan loose his optimism and his smile. Despite his cancer eventually getting the best of him, the impact he left behind has allowed his tenacious spirit to live on forever.

I wanted to find a way to inspire others like Stephan did for me. I created a "bucket list" which has led me around the world to 30 countries over the past few years, carrying along one of his Fight Against Leukemia t-shirts to have him by my side for the journey! He's been with with me on the most adventurous mountain climbs throughout the Tibetan Himalayas, Running With The Bulls in Pamplona Spain, to volunteering as a teacher in Ethiopia, and to peace activist missions between Israel/Palestine.

In his loving his spirit, the Stephan Meloy Memorial Fund was created at his alma mater, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), awarding scholarship funds to outstanding young men striving for excellence in every endeavor. The emphasis on the individual, and the desire for personal perfection of mind and body is something that Sigma Phi Epsilon strives for in the community, and something that Stephan embodied in all aspects of his life.

I will be competing in maybe my most difficult challenge to date, an Iron Man 70.3 Triathlon Race on October 4th, 2015 in Henderson, Nevada. Through The IRONMAN® Foundation's "Your Journey, Your Cause" program, athletes have the opportunity to identify a non-profit beneficiary as part of their journey to become an IRONMAN and race for a cause. 

I've decided to take on this big challenge not just in Stephan's honor, but to also help raise donations to fund the non-profit, Stephan Meloy Memorial Fund. The scholarship funds recognize, reward and inspire these students to lead exceptional lives morally, socially, and physically to create a "Balanced Man." The receipients of the scholarship funds have usually overcome some challenging adversities, or financial set backs, and the funds are awarded to these students to help them overcome their challenges.

We need your help to PLEASE support the, "Iron Man For A Balanced Man". 

Any donation you can possibly make, will go directly 100% to the students, who are very grateful, and the future leaders of tomorrow. The Scholarship Fund also allows others to be inspired by the life of Stephan Meloy, and how meaningful one persons life could impact others. Thank you for your support, and carrying Stephan's passion for life, in your own life!

For more information on the Stephan Meloy Scholarship Fund, please visit www.StephanMeloy.com

 

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$1,381

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

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    $25

  • Courtney Davis

    $50

  • Mary Mongiardini

    $50

  • The Rothstein Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

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    $25

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  • Arnold Vossner

    $200

  • Gary Anadolian

    $100

  • Lena Vinitskaya

    $100

  • Kevin and patty page

    $100

  • Tina Corsini

    $100

  • Patrice Pilz

    $50

  • Joey

    $70.30

  • Jeff Spivack

    $100

  • Faye Nepon

    $36

  • Scott Cushing

    $50

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28% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $107,440 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Scott Lundberg

Amount Raised

$15,000

 

30% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Keith Vona

Amount Raised

$14,225

 

95% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Tim Watson

Amount Raised

$12,452

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Charles Finck

Amount Raised

$12,065

 

67% Raised of $18,000 Goal

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trent munyer

Amount Raised

$7,950

 

265% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Brian Young

Amount Raised

$7,519

 

75% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Jeffrey Koh

Amount Raised

$5,626

 

56% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Kristen David

Amount Raised

$4,750

 

158% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Scott Cushing

Scott Cushing

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Faye Nepon

Faye Nepon

DONATION: $36

In sweet memory of dear Stephan and in honor dear Kathy . 3 years ago

Jeff Spivack

Jeff Spivack

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Joey

Joey

DONATION: $70.30

3 years ago

Patrice Pilz

Patrice Pilz

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Tina Corsini

Tina Corsini

DONATION: $100

With Love to Stephan, Kathy and Jordan. 3 years ago

Kevin and patty page

Kevin and patty page

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Lena Vinitskaya

Lena Vinitskaya

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Gary Anadolian

Gary Anadolian

DONATION: $100

Jordan, thank you for doing this good cause. Good luck. 3 years ago

Arnold Vossner

Arnold Vossner

DONATION: $200

Nice cause for a good friend who continues to inspire you and others. 3 years ago