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Archana Yasas' Fundraiser:

IRONMAN Arizona 2017

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BENEFITING: Women's Education Project

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: Your Journey Your Cause 2017

Archana Yasas

THE STORY:

One day, I made a small decision – to live life with courage and perseverance. To have faith.   I started with a zero athletic background in September 2015, and in less than a year, finished my first Olympic triathlon. I swam a mile in the Hudson river, biked for 25 miles and ran 10 kilometers. 


There were obstacles, doubts, fears and pain – and I discovered that there is always a way. If you keep pushing through your limits, your entire life transforms in unimaginable ways, right in front of your eyes.  

I feel like a Phoenix risen from the ashes, as a whole new person – kinder, joyful, braver, calmer and humbled – all at the same time.


We all have an amazing will and spirit within ourselves. My hope is for you to realize how courageous and powerful you already are. And for you to step out and inspire the rest of us.


In my next attempt to continue to push my limits, I will be competing in the IronMan Arizona Triathlon to be held in Tempe, Arizona on November 19th, 2017.

This event will involve a 2.5 mile (4 km) swim, a 112 mile (180 km) bike ride followed by a 26.2 mile (42.1 km) run.


Through this attempt, I intend to raise awareness and funds for Women's Education project, a charity working for women's education in India.


Women's Education Project (WEP) is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in New York to educate women in India living on less than $1.90 a day to become knowledgeable, confident, and responsible leaders.


A little about the awesome work being done by WEP:


WEP partners with established grassroots organizations for young women wanting WEP’s higher education component.  In partnership with selected NGOs, WEP operates Centers in Madurai, Hyderabad, and Kadapa, South India, and serves 365 young women, and over 1250 alumnae.


Students participate in I am a Leader, WEP’s two year, certificate curriculum focusing on career discovery through workshops, fieldtrips, internships and training programs that prepare them for a variety of careers. 


64% of WEP alumnae become employed following college graduation. They double their potential earning, marry after 23, and perhaps most importantly, have discovered their Voice.

 

I encourage you to support me in my endeavor by making a donation to Women's Education Project, by clicking the link below. 

Your Voice counts and Your assistance will go a long way in helping a girl obtain an education.


https://www.crowdrise.com/ironmanarizona2017/fundraiser/archanayasas


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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Romar Xtavier Smith

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  • Ajay Dogra

    $25

  • Kottur Kasturi Rangachari and Mythili ammal

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13% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $2,244 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jeffrey Koh

Amount Raised

$861

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Julie Sabin

Amount Raised

$833

 

83% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Archana Yasas

Amount Raised

$250

 

13% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Amanda Woerman

Amount Raised

$200

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Joe Long

Amount Raised

$75

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Elisha Kekacs

Amount Raised

$25

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THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

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Nick McWherter

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Donor Comments

S.P.Gupta

S.P.Gupta

DONATION: $50

Best Wishes to Archana 5 months ago

Kottur Kasturi Rangachari and Mythili ammal

Kottur Kasturi Rangachari and Mythili ammal

DONATION: $100

In Memory 5 months ago

Ajay Dogra

Ajay Dogra

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Romar Xtavier Smith

Romar Xtavier Smith

DONATION: $25

I love you Sis and I'm so proud of you! Keep being the awesome woman you are! 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Thanks Archana for supporting WEP Students in India! 6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

6 months ago