BENEFITING: HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL INC
The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center has teamed up with the Columbia Triathlon Association to present the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, taking place on August 19th, 2012. My daughter, my sister and I are participating with Team Conquer to do the triathlon in a relay. I am feeling a little coerced since I am not an amazing athlete like Sara and Tracy! Taking place in scenic Howard County, the triathlon will start at Centennial Lake with my daughter swimming, myself with a 17.5-mile bike ride through Howard County and Rt. 108, and my sister running a 5K back at Centennial Park for the finish. This inspirational all women's event is about empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle. Produced to benefit the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, Howard County General Hospital's resource to assist those living and coping with cancer, the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon seeks to raise money and awareness for this amazing facility.
I am participating in this event because cancer has touched many of the people in my life that I love and have loved. My mother lost her battle with breast cancer in 1995, all of the female cousins on my side of the family have been diagnosed, the mother of my adopted nieces also lost her life to breast cancer, my sister Kimmy was diagnosed recently with breast cancer, my brother Ray had throat cancer, my father-in-law Bob Norris died of lung cancer in 1992. and my brother Rick was diagnosed with an incurable metastatic melanoma and died this June. There are entirely too many people to list, and I love them all dearly.
The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center is an anchor to so many people who have been touched and affected by cancer, and it provides services to people regardless of their ability to pay. That is why I need your help! How else do you suppose my sister and daughter coerced my into participating in a triathlon?! Please consider donating to the Howard Hospital Foundation to benefit the cancer center. A little or a lot will help. I thank you in advance, and pray that you will be blessed by knowing that you are helping so many others.