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Richard Clark's Fundraiser:

2015 Ironman World Championship

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BENEFITING: Dempster Family Foundation

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE

Richard Clark

THE STORY:

A few years ago while on secondment in Russia for my work, I took up the hobby of participating in triathlons. I completed various distances including the Sprint, Olympic, Half, and even the Full Ironman (at Ironman Louisville, Ironman Texas, and Ironman Florida). This year, I am fortunate to be participating in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii on October 10th.  I noticed that many people who participate in Ironman do so for a personal cause. I see it gives them a great deal of motivation and inspiration and helps them give back to worthy causes while participating in a challenging all day endurance event.  Last year, I raised over $8,000 participating in an Ironman  This year, I am again raising money for a very important and personal cause. 

One of my children, Charlotte (age 12), has 22Q which is caused by a missing section (microdeletion) of chromosome 22. This chromosome was missing from the moment Charlotte was conceived. The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is present in 1 out of every 2,000-4,000 live births, in 1 in 68 children with congenital heart disease, and in 5 to 8 percent of children born with cleft palate; the 22q11.2 deletion is almost as common as Down syndrome, a widely recognized chromosomal disorder.

The deletion has the potential to affect almost every system in the body and can cause a wide range of health problems. No two people are ever exactly alike, even when they have the same syndrome, and not every person with the deletion is affected in the same way. Since no two people are impacted in the same way, early diagnosis, treatment, and family support are imperative. The Dempster Family Foundation helps provide this support to families and have helped us tremendously with family support and education. The Dempster Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the growing community of those affected by 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. We do this through partnerships that positively impact awareness, research, and education.

On race day in Kona, I am racing for my family, Charlotte and the Dempster Family Foundation. Please support this worthy cause with a donation of any amount. The Dempster Family Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization so your donation is tax deductible.  The Ironman Foundation is helping me collect donations.  Thank you for your help and support.

$8,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Clark Family

    $1,000

  • Holloway Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mariann Witkowski

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Wojtasiaks

    $100

  • Jill Pavlus

    $100

  • Jennifer Green

    $50

  • The Sands Family

    $500

  • Childress Family

     

  • Scott Osterman

    $100

  • Cameron & Megan Moates

    $100

  • Neal and Diane Pavlus

    $50

  • Rick Avent

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sutterfield Family

    $50

  • Monica & Austin Welch

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Eloisa

     

  • Sagar Kamdar

    $100

  • Sharmila & Amrita

    $250

  • Kristen Melvin

    $50

  • The Dunn Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Luke & Meaghan Coco

    $350

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Erin Vader

    $50

  • Bryan Coleman

    $100

  • Ted and Chris Schaefer

    $200

  • Charlie Sanchez

    $150

  • Megan and Jason Ryan

    $150

  • Bob and Reeney Clark

    $200

  • The Dyniewski crew

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Jackie and Gary Edwards

    $500

  • Lori McColl

    $100

  • The Hullum Family

    $100

  • Sean Donahue

    $150

  • Brian Rizman

     

  • Tony Meyer

    $100

  • Orlando Clark's

    $100

  • Tim Pauling

    $200

  • Doug Lynn

     

  • Chris Cordivari

     

  • Derek Hulyk

    $100

  • The Layer family

    $50

  • Ray Garcia

    $100

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55% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $130,332 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Dana Kennedy

Amount Raised

$30,242

 

101% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Mckeown

Amount Raised

$30,200

 

101% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Johnson

Amount Raised

$25,000

 

100% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Phillip Jones

Amount Raised

$11,905

 

85% Raised of $14,060 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Richard Clark

Amount Raised

$8,200

 

55% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sandy Johnson

Amount Raised

$6,904

 

138% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyrsten Sinema

Amount Raised

$5,025

 

50% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Edward Ignacio

Amount Raised

$3,180

 

13% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ray Garcia

Ray Garcia

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Layer family

The Layer family

DONATION: $50

Well done Richard and Clark family! 2 years ago

Derek Hulyk

Derek Hulyk

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Chris Cordivari

Chris Cordivari

2 years ago

Doug Lynn

Doug Lynn

2 years ago

Tim Pauling

Tim Pauling

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Orlando Clark's

Orlando Clark's

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Tony Meyer

Tony Meyer

DONATION: $100

Good luck Richard! 2 years ago

Brian Rizman

Brian Rizman

2 years ago

Sean Donahue

Sean Donahue

DONATION: $150

2 years ago