BENEFITING: The ARC of Martin County
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE
After long consideration and more than two year break from triathlons I have decided to take on the biggest challenge of my life and signed up to compete in the 2015 IRONMAN Florida which will be held in Panama City Beach on November 7. As part of my training program I also raced my second half Ironman on April 12 in Haines City, Florida.
The IRONMAN event should be an exciting experience and requires months of hard preparation and training. With such a big personal commitment ahead of me, I have decided to make this IRONMAN journey more than just about me. I have partnered with The IRONMAN Foundation's Your Journey, Your Cause program, and set a goal to raise money for The ARC of Martin County - Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged www.arcmc.org
My inspiration and motivation for participating in this fundraising comes from all the amazing children and adults who are living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I will be racing for all the people at ARC of Martin County and in honor of one person in particular, my great, young neighbor Aundre Reid who has autism since he was 7 years old. Aundre is turning 24 this year and The ARC of Martin County helps him to achieve his fullest potential in Life through AES – Advanced Employment Services which assists Aundre & fellow workers with disabilities to develop specific job skills and adaptive work behaviors that will prepare them for community employment.
This amazing organization provides support and assistance each month to more than 450 children, adults and their families with a multitude of challenges, including: Intellectual disabilities, autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, epilepsy, and other related developmental disabilities.
The ARC program offers critical support in many areas such as community based residential and specialized home services, supported independent living, adult day training, ABLE after-school and summer camps, respite care, intensive behavioral therapy and as mentioned above employment training.
Your generous donation would go directly towards paying for essential costs, i.e. dental services, after-school programs, transportation vehicles and its fuel, to send kids to camps, supporting club activities and so forth…
I can’t do this alone and I really need your help and support to reach my fundraising goal to raise a minimum of $2,000.00
Please partner with me by making a donation. Regardless of the amount of your donation, your contribution is very important and deeply appreciated!!!
Thank you in advance for helping me to support The ARC of Martin County!!!