Race For Vince's Fundraiser:

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Race For Vince's Photo
Race For Vince's Photo
Race For Vince's Photo
Race For Vince's Photo
Race For Vince's Photo
Race For Vince's Photo
Race For Vince

BENEFITING: Brain Cancer Research Foundation

THE STORY:

Vince DiCroce was a Denver based triathlete who started racing marathon and triathlon after a bout with brain cancer.  His goal was to “stay in shape” and have a goal after beating back the cancer in his late early 40’s.  He had run and biked before but learned to swim to race Ironman.  Since he started racing, he lowered his marathon time to 3:03 personal best and became a competitive age group athlete at the Ironman distance completing 7 Ironman races since 2006.  Vince passed away in June of 2014 after a 10 year battle with brain cancer, using an active lifestyle as his primary weapon.

Vince was a model endurance athlete.  As a city attorney for Denver, he served the city and it's people tirelessly as well as training for endurance events.  He also actively served the endurance sports community through his involvement with Runners Roost as well as Runners Edge of the Rockies, a 300 member running group, founding their triathlon training program and was well known in other triathlon circles for his humble, giving nature.

Read more about Vince at his blog:  http://andsoitbeginsagain.com

Vince was One of Us: 

It is very common in the sport of triathlon for athletes and sponsors to rally around a cause.  Team in Training does a great job at putting on fundraising rides and races that challenge the everyday athlete to complete a marathon or triathlon and raise money for cancer research.

This is a different case.  Vince was one of us.  He lived the multisport lifestyle and by most standards, excelled in the sport, all with brain cancer, becoming a role model for human potential in the process.  Throughout his treatment his motto was that he would not just survive, he would become a better person and influence those around him to do the same.

Race for Vince is all about fulfilling a last wish for Vince.  He always wanted to use his story and his life to help others with brain cancer live an active lifestyle.  The goal of this fundraising program is to make a donation to the Brain Cancer Research Foundation in his name to help build a research or lifestyle program to encourage others to fight brain cancer by living a full and active life with Vince as the model.  

The goal of this effort, lead by his former Runners Edge of the Rockies and Runners Roost team members is to raise $140,600 with Ironman Boulder being the signature race for the cause as Vince was registered for the race.  In fact, his bike will still be in the racks one last time in his honor.  The team leading the fundraising will race that day in his honor, but we invite Vince's friends and anyone inspired by his story to join us by making a contribution.  

$34,513

MONEY RAISED
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  • David and Ira Kessel

    $25

  • Linda Nickels

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Delkas

    $100

  • Steven Mingilton

    $35

  • Colleen Moore

     

  • Marc Middlekauff

    $100

  • Sarah and Ben

    $200

  • Sydney&Matt; Smith

    $75

  • Beth Allison

    $40

  • Carly Stark

    $100

  • Kusek Family

    $50

  • Michael Fontes Memorial Fund

    $550

  • Rob and Julie Nespor

    $50

  • Diane DiCroce / Steven Brandt / Rick Boylan / Robert Brandt

     

  • Runners Edge Member

    $100

  • Dave and Linda John

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Paul Rundle

    $250

  • Laura and Mike Wadleigh

    $100

  • Linda Lincoln

    $100

  • Steve and Laurel Mohr

    $100

  • Rochelle Gorgos

    $50

  • Solomon Wise

    $100

  • John Sadusky

    $200

  • Rich Orman

    $50

  • Megan Lilly

     

  • Irving Tarlow

    $30

  • Craig and Vonnie Nelson

     

  • Brian Hoffman/Hunter Douglas

    $500

  • Shirley Anderson

    $50

  • Phace LLC DBA Accent Windows

    $500

  • David Friedersdorf

    $1,000

  • Helena Striker

     

  • Alchemy Salon

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jeff Wong c/o Belmar Running Club

    $350

  • Marilyn Raymond

    $25

  • Supporters through T-Shirts!!

    $2,000

  • Fran Federman/Prologis Matching Gift

    $55

  • David C. Poole

    $100

  • Sonja Boling

    $262

  • Craig & Abby Depperschmidt

    $100

  • Kevin and Anne Lillehei

    $1,000

  • Anna and Madison Shults along with TC North

    $60

  • Jason Glenn & family

    $75

  • Michael Klee & Anita Zonker

    $50

  • Bridget Tschappat

     

  • Homayoon &Susan; Meshginpoosh

    $100

  • Alison Tobin

     

  • Mark & Susan Ketchum

    $500

  • Gary Egkan

    $100

  • Mike Kennedy

     

  • Runner's Edge Race for Vince Shirts

    $240

  • Holly Lewis

    $100

  • Runner's Edge Member

    $50

  • Nicole Mattson and Chris Young

     

  • Joel and Jackie McAllister

    $50

  • Margie and Charles Shapiro

     

  • Anonymous

    $140

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • M and L Lacey

    $500

  • Terri Abbott

     

  • Runner's Edge Member

    $50

  • Jesse and Mar Sund

     

  • Kelley Sullivan

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michelle Wolcott

    $100

  • Melissa Lavers

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Lisa I

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sponsor Lisa Hayen running Bear Chase 100K

    $100

  • Tenacity Investment Group

    $250

  • Perkins Family

     

  • Davenport Family

    $100

  • Tim and Ginger Sherlock

    $50

  • Marte Timmers and Family

    $100

  • Gina Warner

     

  • Mia & Greg Migdall

    $250

  • Shannon Cook Daly

     

  • judy fink (johnson)

     

  • Heidi & Bret Duston

    $200

  • Chris and Diane Wozniak

     

  • Jon/Kathy Davis-Elevated Legs

     

  • Cheryl Swedenborg

    $100

  • Cynthia Yakely

    $200

  • Malia Crouse

    $50

  • Javier, Anna, Julio Escalera

    $50

  • Andrew Bagnato

    $50

  • Charlie, Jenny, John and Sarah

    $100

  • Megan Lilly

    $200

  • Karen Craig

    $100

  • Brad Ashfield

    $25

  • Jeff and Suzie Almony

    $500

  • Steve and Sharon Honda

     

  • Jim Lynch

     

  • David Broadwell

    $100

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25% Raised of $140,600 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $51,986 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Race For Vince

Amount Raised:

$34,513

 

25% Raised of $140,600 Goal

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Shannon Titzel

Amount Raised:

$2,600

 

104% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Rush Insurance Group

Amount Raised:

$2,470

 

12% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Ed Shifflett

Amount Raised:

$1,000

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Michael Trebilcock

Amount Raised:

$650

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Nishil Patel

Amount Raised:

$140

 

6% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

Amount Raised:

$125

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Chad Johnson

Amount Raised:

$125

 

42% Raised of $300 Goal

Donor Comments

David Broadwell

David Broadwell

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch

I will miss you Vince. You have touched my life and made me a better person. You have also made this world a much better place. 8 months ago

Steve and Sharon Honda

Steve and Sharon Honda

8 months ago

Jeff and Suzie Almony

Jeff and Suzie Almony

DONATION: $500

8 months ago

Brad Ashfield

Brad Ashfield

DONATION: $25

8 months ago