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Claire's Half IronMan For Hope

Organized by: Claire Dougherty

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Half Ironman for Hope Finishers!
May 13, 2016

Long overdue recap... The demanding and challenging HITS Half Ironman took place in Napa about 4 weeks ago on a Saturday, and I won't let my See More

EVENT DATE Apr 09, 2016

THE STORY:

Hi there!!

As some of you are aware, I recently signed up for a Half IronMan that will take place on Saturday, April 9th, 2016.

What is a half ironman you ask? A Half ironman consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run.

I know what some of you are thinking.. 'Why in the world Claire Dougherty?!" While the other half are thinking.. "Of course she is." Well, after graduating and retiring from being a college athlete committing 30+ hours a week to solely field hockey at Cal (GO BEARS!), I've had to find other ways to continue to challenge myself physically and mentally. Following graduation in December 2012, I've been fortunate to have participated in and completed a Tough Mudder in Tahoe, 2 Half Marathons, the Giant Race 10K, Bay to Breakers 12K, Ragnar Napa, and recently completed my first ever Olympic Triathlon. These events have continued to push me to my limits and test my discipline, drive, and abilities. I'm excited for this challenge, and am pleased that my ambition has been contagious to several other people who have also signed up for this event in April. These other people who have registered started off saying, "she's crazy!" And while that may be somewhat true, now they're crazy with me.

Over the next months leading up to the race I'll be training rigorously to compete in the half ironman, and while doing so I'll be fundraising for a charity: The City of Hope. 

"City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Our mission is to transform the future of health care by turning science into a practical benefit, hope into reality. We accomplish this by providing outstanding care, conducting innovative research and offering vital education programs focused on eliminating these diseases."

I have a tremendous goal in mind: raising $3,000 for City of Hope. This charity hits near and dear to many of our hearts, and I'm honored to be continuing to raise awareness and be able to make a contribution to City of Hope through this event. The money raised will go towards cancer prevention, treatment, and a cure for cancer. Let's make a difference together!

Thanks for taking the time out of the busy day to read, and I appreciate the help and support towards my goal and this cause.

Claire 

$360

 

12% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Elizabeth Gruns

    $100

  • Liz Smith

     

  • Lisa Wickhem

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Megan Phillips

    $50

  • Kristen Pedley

    $10

  • Scott Zipse

    $20

  • Duncan Lamont

    $50

  • Andy Sweat

    $20

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Organized by

Claire Dougherty

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Andy Sweat

Andy Sweat

DONATION: $20

A true champion. A warrior. A rawr power girl! Get after it. Will be there to cheer!! 3 years ago

Duncan Lamont

Duncan Lamont

DONATION: $50

Thank you for doing this Claire... The Hayward angel! 3 years ago

Scott Zipse

Scott Zipse

DONATION: $20

Unfortunately I won't be able to join you this go around. Let me get an Olympic under my belt, then we'll talk. Very proud of you. Good luck! 3 years ago

Kristen Pedley

Kristen Pedley

DONATION: $10

You go Glen Coco 3 years ago

Megan Phillips

Megan Phillips

DONATION: $50

Best of luck! Such a awesome goal and wonderful way to honor City of Hope! Dedicated to those who have fought and those who are still fighting 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Lisa Wickhem

Lisa Wickhem

DONATION: $40

Let's do this!!! Competing for our angels smiling down, and those who are fighting every day. <3 3 years ago

Liz Smith

Liz Smith

Go Girls Go!! 3 years ago

Elizabeth Gruns

Elizabeth Gruns

DONATION: $100

Go get'em Claire! In loving memory of my Mom, Karen Gruns. She will be watching over you that day!! 3 years ago

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