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2018 IRONMAN Lake Placid

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THE STORY:

In October 2016, I started dreaming about IRONMAN. For years I've stood in the finisher's chute of countless races cheering on family members and friends as I watch them compete in all kinds of events. Every time I left one of those events, I was so inspired to do one myself, but I never really gave it a second thought, until I stumbled upon the IRONMAN website one day last year. In large bold letters written across the top of the homepage was the statement "Anything is Possible." It was that moment, when I decided to race an IRONMAN. No, I hadn't asked my parents or thought about the hours and hours of training or the costs or the sacrifices I'd have to make, all I knew was that I was doing it and I couldn't be stopped! That benign fall morning I had been mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, avoiding my physics homework and somehow ending up on the IRONMAN website stands out for me in my training so far as the moment I decided to go for it, to take a risk and to believe in myself. The true reason behind my decision to race IRONMAN is to accomplish a goal I never thought possible and to be a part of an amazing community of IRONMAN athletes who all share the same philosophy, "Anything is Possible." 


IRONMAN Lake Placid Giveback Stats: 

-Since inception, giveback to the community of Lake Placid totals $425,280.86

-In 2017, $50,000 in grant funding was given to various organizations in Lake Placid

-Want to know where your donation is headed? Here are just a few of the 105 local organizations IMF supports in Lake Placid each year.


-Adirondack Foundation

-American Heart Association

-American Red Cross

-AuSable Forks Free Library

-Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

-Elmore SPCA

-Epilepsy Foundation

-Friends of Mt. Pisgah

-High Peaks Hospice

-Jay Voulnteer Fire Department

-Lake Placid Ambulance

-One Horse at a Time

-Reason2Smile

-Sandy Hook Promise

-St. Joseph's Veterans Residence

-The DAR Project

-The John Maclean Foundation

-Wilmington Fire & EMS


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. 

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$1,185

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ava Barker

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $140.60

  • Julia Garman

    $100

  • Sally and Erich Kuss

    $100

  • sherri augustine

     

  • Jude, Grace, Vincent and Rose

    $40

  • Mary Ellen Hermann and Andrew Meechan

    $25

  • Charlotte Luettgen

    $30

  • Uncle Jim and Aunt Niki

     

  • Lisa Wick Hansen

    $25

  • Uncle Tom and Aunt Sue

    $50

  • Jane and Richard Heuberger

    $20

  • Scott and Deb Gierhan

    $30

  • Mary Barker

    $100

  • Chuck Luettgen, Kristen LeCapitaine

    $25

  • Beverly Beucher

    $50

  • Dauna & Gene Gollhardt

    $100

  • Maria Zanoni

    $50

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34% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $4,450 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Ava Barker

Amount Raised

$1,185

 

34% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Ping Wong

Amount Raised

$860

 

22% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Chad Mattes

Amount Raised

$750

 

21% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Wesley Ripley

Amount Raised

$630

 

18% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Scott Rybny

Amount Raised

$350

 

10% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Shana Rogers

Amount Raised

$100

 

3% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Stephen Cargill

Amount Raised

$100

 

3% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Rhiannon Berry

Amount Raised

$100

 

3% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Maria Zanoni

Maria Zanoni

DONATION: $50

2 days ago

Dauna & Gene Gollhardt

Dauna & Gene Gollhardt

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Beverly Beucher

Beverly Beucher

DONATION: $50

Awesome Job! Keep it up. 1 week ago

Chuck Luettgen, Kristen LeCapitaine

Chuck Luettgen, Kristen LeCapitaine

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Mary Barker

Mary Barker

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Scott and Deb Gierhan

Scott and Deb Gierhan

DONATION: $30

3 weeks ago

Jane and Richard Heuberger

Jane and Richard Heuberger

DONATION: $20

Good Luck Ava! 4 weeks ago

Uncle Tom and Aunt Sue

Uncle Tom and Aunt Sue

DONATION: $50

You go girl!!! Proud of you! 4 weeks ago

Lisa Wick Hansen

Lisa Wick Hansen

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Uncle Jim and Aunt Niki

Uncle Jim and Aunt Niki

You Go Girl! I know you can do it! 1 month ago