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IRONMAN Coeur D'Alene 2017

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BENEFITING: PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: Your Journey Your Cause 2017

Garrett Blakley

THE STORY:

In the last few years, Pancreatic Cancer has struck a particularly dissonant chord to me. Taking the lives of a couple really good men. My friend & neighbor John Koger on June 4, 2013 and my friend & work colleague Charlie "Chuck" Blanford on September 22, 2016.  


From my perspective, both strong, kind, down to earth, family men. Each, quickly struck down, with little to no warning, in their prime retirement years.  


This disease is referred to as the "silent killer" due to it's vague symptoms which, in most cases, delays diagnosis until it's too late. Carrying with it, a 5 year survival rate of just 9%


After completing my second Ironman three years ago, I wasn't motivated by the event alone anymore. BUT I WAS inspired by keeping the memory of John and Chuck alive.  And I viewed Ironman's - "my journey, my cause" awareness and fundraising platform as a great way to fulfill that desire; SO HERE I AM.  


Before August 27th: Please consider joining my monetary campaign to....as the pancan.org hashtag goes : #WAGEHOPE against this disease.


In addition to honoring John and Chuck  through my training and competition, I've also set a charitable contribution goal of $1,575.

$525 at-large + $525 my own + $525 my employer's $/$ match of my own contribution.


Your tax deductible donation through this event website can be tagged with your own special tribute to John or Chuck. 


In memoriam, to support 501 (c) (3) charitable organization: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network pancan.org  

IRS EIN# 33-0841281

Full disclosure: The Ironman Foundation, also a (501) (c) (3) charitable organization, retains a total fee of 8% (including credit card processing fees, platform, and administrative costs). pancan.org will receive 92% of the funds raised. 


Event info :  #IMCDA on August 27th 

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/coeur-dalene.aspx#/axzz4fYNoHTHAng 



 

 

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for YJYC

$775

MONEY RAISED
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  • Garrett Blakley

    $25

  • Jamie Bonacci

    $25

  • Frank & Marcy OConnell

    $50

  • Walt Benz

    $25

  • Mark Tobin

    $100

  • Christine Collins

    $50

  • Garrett Blakley

    $500

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49% Raised of $1,575 Goal

The Team: $18,971 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Chad Knodel

Amount Raised

$5,126

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Mourar

Amount Raised

$4,161

 

104% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brandon Spackman

Amount Raised

$3,325

 

111% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amie Holmquist

Amount Raised

$1,790

 

179% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shawn Pichette

Amount Raised

$1,500

Fundraiser Title

Brad Huffman

Amount Raised

$1,340

 

134% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Garrett Blakley

Amount Raised

$775

 

49% Raised of $1,575 Goal

Fundraiser Title

nathan mignone

Amount Raised

$520

 

52% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Garrett Blakley

Garrett Blakley

DONATION: $500

Looking forward to competing in this event, in memory of Chuck and John 2 months ago

Christine Collins

Christine Collins

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Mark Tobin

Mark Tobin

DONATION: $100

Thanks for your work on this cause. This is very thoughtful of you to do this for your friend. 4 months ago

Walt Benz

Walt Benz

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Frank & Marcy OConnell

Frank & Marcy OConnell

DONATION: $50

Chuck Blanford 6 months ago

Jamie Bonacci

Jamie Bonacci

DONATION: $25

Way to go G- Man, I can't wait to cheer you on again! 6 months ago

Garrett Blakley

Garrett Blakley

DONATION: $25

6 months ago