BENEFITING: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: TEAM IMF
EVENT DATE: Nov 15, 2015
THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION wrote -
All money raised through the TEAM IMF program will benefit The IRONMAN Foundation, and specifically - the Community Fund Program. This program benefits those in the communities where IRONMAN events are held, by providing charitable support to a variety of local non-profit organizations that recognize citizens in need and provide support to the local community.
Within those communities, The IRONMAN Foundation will provide grant funding opportunities to non-profit organizations, while also working with community leaders to identify projects that will benefit the community and provide funding to support those initiatives. Read Penny's story below:
My name is Penny Koller. I am training for my first IRONMAN this year, which consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 run totaling 140.6 miles on November 15, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. I am a 53-year-old single mother of 4, registered nurse, and a breast cancer survior of 14 years and counting!
What made me decide to do something like training for an IM at this stage in my life? Well, I started running in my 20's, biking in my 40's, then a friend of mine that is a triathlete, pretty much pushed me to get in the water and encouraged me to register for my first Sprint Triathlon in 2012. Through his faith in me and knowing that I would totally dig this sport, he was right...I fell in love with it! Thanks, Carl! It has been a life changing experience learning what kind of drive I am really made of! I am so blessed....life flat out rocks!
Finishing a race gaining self-gratification with a medal around my neck, isn't as fulfilling as completing one with a charity wrapped around my heart. I feel a great need in giving back what God has given me...and that is life. I want to make a difference in someone else's life by raising money for charities in the community of Tempe, Arizona. Completing my first IRONMAN knowing that I am making that difference will be the ulimate reward.
The Ironman Foundation is a link for you to also give back. I would appreciate your support in my greatest journey that I have ever taken on in my life that will last me a life time. I want to race my race crossing the IRONMAN finish line with you having ownership of me, believing in me with every single swim stroke, bike mile, and every step I take towards that finish line....I want you there.
Thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~Isaiah 40:31