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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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$1,990

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

  • Michelle McKenna

    $20

  • Allen Becker

    $30

  • Sue Barker

    $100

  • Ellen & Diego Humphrey

    $50

  • The Akels

    $50

  • Mark Crates

    $25

  • Valerie Kuss

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Julia Barker

    $100

  • Jim Schufreider

    $100

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57% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $44,831 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

James Remien

Amount Raised

$4,075

 

116% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Alvarez

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

100% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Clifford Orsher

Amount Raised

$3,250

 

93% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Conti

Amount Raised

$2,474

 

71% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Wesley Ripley

Amount Raised

$2,185

 

62% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rhiannon Berry

Amount Raised

$2,155

 

62% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alex Kelly

Amount Raised

$2,077

 

59% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

STEVE COLLUM

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

57% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Jim Schufreider

Jim Schufreider

DONATION: $100

2 days ago

Julia Barker

Julia Barker

DONATION: $100

3 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 months ago

Mark Crates

Mark Crates

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Valerie Kuss

Valerie Kuss

DONATION: $30

4 months ago

The Akels

The Akels

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Ellen & Diego Humphrey

Ellen & Diego Humphrey

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Sue Barker

Sue Barker

DONATION: $100

Follow your dreams Ava! 6 months ago

Allen Becker

Allen Becker

DONATION: $30

7 months ago

Michelle McKenna

Michelle McKenna

DONATION: $20

7 months ago