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Amy Cotta's Fundraiser:

Ironman in Boots 4 Our Troops

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BENEFITING: The Boot Campaign

EVENT DATE: Oct 19, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 218

Amy Cotta

THE STORY:

My Goal:  Complete my very first 70.3 IronMan in combat boots

 

What I'm not....

  • I’m not a runner. 
  • I recently learned how to swim. 
  • I’m not a high level cyclist. 

  • I'm not a high level athlete of any kind 

 

What I am....

  • I’m a young mom of 6 children.
  • I'm the proud mother of a United States Marine
  • I'm a bleeding heart 

 

What I do....

I run/walk 5K, 1/2 marathons, and triathlons in combat boots

 

My story:

 

In 2011 when my son left for USMC boot camp I struggled with him being gone and knowing life for us all would forever change. During his 13 weeks at Parris Island I decided to walk everyday in USMC combat boot from The Boot Campaign. Those boots gave me something to pour my heart into. They gave me an outlet; they gave me peace. In September that same year I signed up for my fourth 1/2 marathon. It was the first I ever had the courage to walk up to the starting line of. My very first 1/2 marathon was done in my combat boots. That day; the mental and physical struggles that I experienced on the course changed my life forever. I have since done more 5K’s than I can count, I’ve done 3 1/2 marathons, 2 triathlons all in combat boots. 

 

I am now training for my very first 70.3 (half) Ironman again doing the run portion in boots. I am doing this to raise money for The Boot Campaign but more importantly to bring awareness to the many needs of our military.

 

Every step I take in my boots is a love letter to my son and an outpouring of gratitude for our service men and women. I would love your support. 

 

To follow my journey please visit me at www.getuncomfortabledare.com and www.twitter.com/amycotta 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$146

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kaitlin Loftus

    $10

  • Ashley Dragos

    $10

  • Maureen Gard, CPL USMC

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $31

  • Southern Brothers

    $10

  • Stu Berger

    $25

  • Boot Girl Leigh Ann

    $50

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3% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $146 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Boot Girl Leigh Ann

Boot Girl Leigh Ann

DONATION: $50

I am so impressed with your dedication to honor your son and all of our military. Thank you for supporting the Boot Campaign along the way. Power to your boots!!!!! 5 years ago

Stu Berger

Stu Berger

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Southern Brothers

Southern Brothers

DONATION: $10

Great cause Amy! It's not a lot of $ but great things happen when a lot of people do small things together :) 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $31

5 years ago

Maureen Gard, CPL USMC

Maureen Gard, CPL USMC

DONATION: $10

Semper fi! 5 years ago

Ashley Dragos

Ashley Dragos

DONATION: $10

Amy, I support you 100%! Thanks for being such an amazing role model. 5 years ago

Kaitlin Loftus

Kaitlin Loftus

DONATION: $10

Go Amy!! You are such an inspiration! 5 years ago