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Runningwithapurpose

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THE STORY:

This summer I'll be running 5 Triathlons - including the Santa Barbara Tri and culminating in the Montauk Half Ironman - and I wanted to dedicate my efforts to something bigger than myself. After a lot of thought and personal reflection I realized there was one topic that I've always ignored, and yet it is something that is very close to me. It is helping women and children who have faced the effects of domestic violence. Thousands of women and children every year find themselves in abusive relationships, the trauma from which - both physical and emotional - can last a lifetime. That's IF they are even able to remove themselves from it (really the hardest part of most abusive relationships is actually leaving them). From my mom and immediate family, to very close friends, I have seen the effects of Domestic Abuse up close, and it's truly tragic.
So this summer, while I endure the pain of morning runs in the heat, lunch time lifting, and night time swims and runs, I will be taking every step forward for them. Combined in training and competition I will swim more than 100mi, Run more than 1,000mi and Bike more than 3,000mi.

My hope is to raise $5,000 for the Center Against Domestic Violence - where they run counseling programs, educational programs and shelters for women and children who are freeing themselves from the chains of abusive relationships.

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