Thank you for visiting my fundrising page! I have been waiting for the right moment to do this and now I am very excited to let you all know about it. I will be supporting a great non-profit organization whose cause is indeed close to my heart all the while abusing my body in preparation of the upcoming Ironman Florida race that will take place on November 4th, 2017 in Panama City Beach, FL.
I will be raising tax-deductible donations for the Miami-Dade chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a grassroots organization that promotes education, support and treatment of mental health issues in our community. Together we can avoid a lot of suffering by bringing awareness of this widespread affliction and eliminating the stigma associated with it.
So join me on my journey to complete this 140.6-mile race. For the next six months I will go through a grueling training schedule in the middle of the Miami summer. I will make every pool lap, every bike interval, every long run count towards helping my friends at NAMI and, come race day, I will give it my all for all those who are going through their own internal struggle. More importantly, if health and good fortune accompany me and I end up qualifying for the World Championship race in Kona, HI I will match your donations one to one from my own pocket (so don't contribute much, please JK).
I know this is just a symbolic drop in the bucket but I hope it makes you a bit as excited as I am. #mentalhealthawareness
P.S.: I will be posting my journey on my Instagram profile, so please follow me! :)