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Rod's Ironman for Veterans Recovery Resources

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Modified Fundraising Goal
September 02, 2017

After much consideration, I have decided to modify my fundraising goal from $25,000 to $15,000.  As I "race towards retirement" at work, I have  See more
Rod Middleton

THE STORY:

In September 2017, I will retire from US federal government service with more than 36 years of work in the US Air Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Instead of seeking another job, I have decided I will volunteer as much of my time as possible for charitable causes. Through a work colleague, I became aware of Veterans Recovery Resources, a Mobile, Alabama based public charity established by veterans, for veterans. Veterans Recovery Resources' mission is to deliver the highest-quality, compassionate, affordable mental wellness and addiction recovery services to all veterans–and their families–who need help. Veterans Recovery Resources will provide, without discrimination, care for emergency mental health conditions to individuals regardless of their eligibility for financial assistance or for governmental assistance. On November 4, 2017, I will compete in Ironman Florida in Panama City Beach. This race covers 140.6 miles and includes, in order, a 2.4 mile ocean swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run. The total distance must be covered in no more than 17 hours. In 2015, I competed in Ironman Florida and raised more than $8,000 for another charity. Despite the fact that my body crumbled at mile 127.5, ending my race that year, I found the fundraising experience extremely fulfilling. In 2016, I again competed in Ironman Florida. This time, though, I did not raise money for a charity. I felt like I had to first prove to myself and everyone else that I could actually finish the race. Then, and only then, I believed I could again ask people for support for a charity. That year, I completed the race in 14 hours and 36 minutes. Although thrilled to have finished the event, I discovered the lack of fundraising left me with a somewhat empty feeling. In 2017, I am dedicating my participation in Ironman Florida to all veterans, particularly those in need. I am setting a lofty goal to raise $15,000 for Veterans Recovery Resources. While I welcome encouragement to help me finish the race, I would really appreciate financial support to help our veterans. Please join me in this cause.

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To This Fundraiser

$7,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rod Middleton

    $1,000

  • Carolyn Middleton

     

  • Lisa Reiter

    $50

  • Levonda Huntley

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jay & Lee Jacko

    $100

  • Dru Moore

    $25

  • George

     

  • Erika Soucie

    $25

  • Jodi

    $50

  • Doak

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Caitlin

    $100

  • John & Nancy Hamill

     

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Pete and Lisa Mangelsdorf

    $100

  • K2

    $250

  • Allan Frank

    $100

  • Icey Jenkins

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lynn & Nick Edwards

    $500

  • Miranda Middleton

    $100

  • Todd J. Piantedosi

    $50

  • B & K Connor

    $200

  • Doug and Susan RHB

    $100

  • Lauren Casa

    $50

  • Claudene Nichols

    $100

  • Chad

    $100

  • Will Bardenwerper

    $25

  • Harris5

    $100

  • Brian Guy

    $100

  • David French

    $50

  • John Hess

    $100

  • Vickie

    $50

  • William Finegan

     

  • Michael Smith

    $50

  • Adam & Heidi

    $100

  • Tom Ravenelle & Terry Sousoures

     

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  • Mark and Sue Connor

    $100

  • Foster Family

    $50

  • Todd & Sylvia

    $250

  • The Seegers

    $50

  • Dede Nevin

    $50

  • Ken Harris

    $40

  • Amy

    $50

  • Joseph & Katie Bolton

    $50

  • Kelly & Chris

    $50

  • D-Day

    $100

  • Dan and Cheryl Stankoski

    $100

  • Dennis Perkins

    $50

  • Jim Caimano

    $50

  • Bob Zelina

    $100

  • Howard Whittaker

    $50

  • James Hamilton

    $100

  • BMac

    $50

  • Diane

    $50

  • Mickey Ferron

    $100

  • Megan & Scott

    $100

  • Joe & Renee Sowards

    $25

  • Scott Birkland

    $100

  • Greg N.

    $50

  • Gerd Ballner

    $25

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51% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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The Team: $7,600 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Rod Middleton

Amount Raised

$6,850

 

46% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Hayes

Amount Raised

$750

Donor Comments

Gerd Ballner

Gerd Ballner

DONATION: $25

Congrats and good luck! 3 days ago

Greg N.

Greg N.

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Scott Birkland

Scott Birkland

DONATION: $100

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Joe & Renee Sowards

Joe & Renee Sowards

DONATION: $25

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Megan & Scott

Megan & Scott

DONATION: $100

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Mickey Ferron

Mickey Ferron

DONATION: $100

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Diane

Diane

DONATION: $50

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BMac

BMac

DONATION: $50

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James Hamilton

James Hamilton

DONATION: $100

Strength and Honor 4 weeks ago

Howard Whittaker

Howard Whittaker

DONATION: $50

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