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Dear friends and family, The…
Dear friends and family,
The race is in the books and I can't tell you how happy I am to have raced and raised over $3,000 with your support. Here is a quick race report: After a couple of warm beautiful days up at Tahoe, the weather turned with rain and snow the night before the race. At the beach the air temperature was 31 degrees and the sand was frozen. Without the support of so many people, I really don't know if I would have even started. The swim was cold and the markers were almost invisible because of the fog rising from the water. As I started the bike, I couldn't feel my legs from the knees down. I did think that people struggling with cancer suffer much more than just a cold swim and bike. I wasn't going to stop. Thankfully, the day warmed and with the encouragement of Wendy and Jake and my cheerleaders Heidi and Hillary, I pushed hard and had a great race, winning my age group for the first time in an Ironman race.
Thanks again for the support and donations.
James
4 years ago
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James
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Dear Dave & Gayle, Thank you…
Dear Dave & Gayle,
Thank you so much for the generous donation. SU2C is a great source for research funds and I am happy to represent them. Now I have to do the hard part and train for high altitude racing.
Thanks again,
James
4 years ago
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James Allen
Davis, CA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jul 05, 2013
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Dear friends and family,

As many of you know, I have competed in several Ironman triathlons over the past decade.  This year, I am racing in the inaugural Ironman Lake Tahoe on September 22, 2013.  For the first time, I am also raising funds for the fight against cancer through Stand Up To Cancer.  

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is an initiative to encourage collaboration among researchers and to build awareness and public support for the fight against cancer. 

My family, as most of yours, has been affected by cancer. I lost one grandfather to lung cancer and one grandfather to melanoma.  My wife, Wendy, lost her father, two uncles, and a cousin to colon cancer.  Our dear friend left us too early after her valiant fight against pancreatic cancer.  We are not unique; each of us has a friend, loved one, neighbor, or colleague who is currently fighting cancer or who has lost the battle.  

Racing Ironman reminds me how grateful I am to be healthy and able to challenge my body.  We competitors share the course with athletes who are currently battling cancer or who proudly declare at the finish line that cancer did not beat them!  Witnessing this incredible accomplishment is humbling and inspirational.  I’m moved to tears when I realize what they have endured and what obstacles they have overcome to reach the finish line.  I am truly in awe. 

My goal is to raise $2,500 to help fight cancer.  I am asking for your support.  Your tax-deductible contribution will help SU2C make a difference for those affected by cancer.  Please consider contributing today by donating online.
    
Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and generosity!

James Allen

In loving memory of Merle Jensen, Sam Barnes, Richard Theophilus, Owen David Theophilus, Tom Theophilus, Delbert Holm, and Sharon Olson-Hansen.

James
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Ironman Lake Tahoe

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Amount Raised:

$3,223

 

129% Raised of $2,500 Goal