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Christine Gates' Fundraiser:

Children's Alopecia Project Ironman

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BENEFITING: Childrens Alopecia Project

EVENT DATE: Sep 07, 2014

Christine Gates

THE STORY:

Hello to Everyone and to my Family and Friends,

First and foremost thank you for your donations to these worthy causes. Many of you may or may not know this but the Ironman journey started over 4 years ago.I was taking a spin class taught by the President of the Buehler YTri Club, Kristan Felix. That particular day she was talking about triathlons and encouraging the class to give it a try. Then, I was 65 pounds heavier but I thought I could manage it. It was a super sprint. I loved it and a new triathlete was born. In the last 4 years a transformation happened, my lifestyle changed for the better. In 2012 I participated in my first 70.3 Ironman. It was such an accomplishment and with that accomplishment I knew I could complete a full 140.6 Ironman with a lot of hard work and dedicated training. Last September (2013) I took that plunge and signed up. Since then I have a coach, I have the support of great teammates from Ytri and Dick Pond Fast Track, support from my family and friends that are guiding me and preparing me for what is going to be a goal,a dream, an acheivement that would have never believed to be possible if you would have asked me 5 years ago. The word Ironman was nonexistent in my vocabulary. 65lbs lighter and here I am strong in my faith, my mind and body.

During this journey, reflecting on my races, what I have seen, obstacles I have seen athletes overcome that have inspired me, loved ones battling health issues much more painful than any training regiment I could ever endure. Also reflecting on how blessed I am that I am able to compete. During this it changed my motive of training. It is not about WHEN I finish it is about WHY I'm finishing! I am doing this for those who can't, those who struggle with disabilites and those that are fighting serious health issues. I am blessed to have met Lindsey Pazerunas and Sam McLeod. They are the children of my friends. I am also blessed with my son Alex. I am running this race for them and many many others not mentioned who are close to my heart. I am asking to donate to these 2 charities. If you have deep pockets then dig deep. If you have limited means then give what you can. If you have no means then your prayers and support are deeply appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Surprise me and let's blow up my goal amount together! Here is a link to my other fundraising page please consider giving to both.

http://www.crowdrise.com/upsfordownsironman/fundraiser/christinegates

This race will be done with 100% effort and heart.

All my love,

Christine

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To This Fundraiser

$2,170

MONEY RAISED
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  • Christine Gates

    $50

  • DJ Rixmix :)

    $25

  • Grace Wasielewski

    $25

  • Dick Pond Fast Track Teammate

    $50

  • Christine P

     

  • Timothy Osten

    $25

  • Kimberly Sussman Green

    $50

  • TRUMAN!

    $20

  • Ytri TeamMate

    $25

  • Nancy Gaul

    $25

  • sandi campbell

    $20

  • Deb Hawney

    $50

  • Friend and teammate

    $500

  • Janet Furman

    $25

  • Karen Sersen

    $30

  • J.R. Basa

    $25

  • DPFT teammate :)

    $100

  • Alejandra Belmonte

    $50

  • Diane Cain

    $25

  • Daisy

    $75

  • Dee & Jon Gray

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anna Novak

    $25

  • Christine - Team!

    $50

  • Erin Keating

    $25

  • David and Beata Podgorski

    $25

  • Karen Fay

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Alun Marsden

    $55

  • Jessica Bertoglio

    $100

  • Linda Sadorf

    $25

  • Blaszczyk Family

    $100

  • Ann Schaefers-Coles

    $50

  • Packer Pat

    $50

  • The Meadath Family-Hbg, PA

    $20

  • Bruce & Paige Albertson

    $100

  • Bruce and Edna Albertson

    $200

  • Cunningham family

    $25

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109% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,170 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Cunningham family

Cunningham family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Bruce and Edna Albertson

Bruce and Edna Albertson

DONATION: $200

We are so proud of your accomplishments 4 years ago

Bruce & Paige Albertson

Bruce & Paige Albertson

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Meadath Family-Hbg, PA

The Meadath Family-Hbg, PA

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Packer Pat

Packer Pat

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Ann Schaefers-Coles

Ann Schaefers-Coles

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Blaszczyk Family

Blaszczyk Family

DONATION: $100

Good luck!!! You can do it!!! Soooooo proud of you. 4 years ago

Linda Sadorf

Linda Sadorf

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jessica Bertoglio

Jessica Bertoglio

DONATION: $100

I am so proud of you Christine!!!! Can't wait to watch you this weekend! 4 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Alun Marsden

Mr. and Mrs. Alun Marsden

DONATION: $55

4 years ago