BENEFITING: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: TEAM IMF
EVENT DATE: Oct 03, 2015
I want to give back to the sport that gave me so much. After being diagnosed with epilepsy 10 years ago, and fighting seizure after seizure, in and out of hospitals, being chauffeured around by my mom to and from college, I couldn’t take it anymore. I found a bike and began riding everywhere I wanted to go, and eventually I began to run where I wanted to go. I got into triathlons 4 years ago, and since I’ve been doing them I’ve only had 2 setbacks, and am currently going on 3 years seizure-free. I found that through the discipline of a rigorous training schedule and the motivation of the next race to keep me going has spilled into the rest of my life and I want the chance to share my story.
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. The IRONMAN Foundation has provided funding opportunities of nearly twenty nine million dollars to numerous non-profit beneficiaries worldwide.