The Dekeyser Team via Crowdrise
April 20, 2012
BENEFITING: THE MACCANOW FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: THE MACCANOW FOUNDATION
EVENT: Ironman Cozumel
EVENT DATE: Nov 25, 2012
Mileage Tracker: 325
Dear Family & Friends,
Rick and I are thrilled to share with you we are training for our first full Ironman—Ironman Cozumel, November 25, 2012. This is an endurance race of 140.6 miles (1.2 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run).
We are excited to train and race this wonderful event. We are lucky to be willing and able to train long hours and benefit from physical fitness and declare "success" at the end of our journey. There are so many who do not have this opportunity for various reasons. It is key that we reach out to those less fortunate than ourselves. We are on a mission to support MaccaNow, Chris McCormack's foundation for breast cancer patients.
We had the opportunity to meet Chris in 2011. He visited our small town for a race in December. Not only is he a dynamite professional athlete, he is a very kind and generous person. He lost his mother to breast cancer and inspires us to support his cause.
Our family has been touched with breast cancer too. We are sure you have family and friends who have as well. Please help us support the families who struggle beyond belief.
Our training over the next several months will carry into our daily life, teaching us new and positive ways to handle life's hurdles. This will be a journey of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical awareness.
We are focused--we are committed.
Mostly, we are committed to compassion.
Please give what you are able... no amount is too small. We would love for you to visit this site as often as you like to see our progress throughout the next seven months.
Thank you for your support!
Susan & Rick Dekeyser
The MaccaNow Foundation is providing assistance to families who are in active treatment for breast cancer in order to lessen the financial burdens and improve their quality of life.
Click here to visit the MaccaNow Foundation Website.