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Catherine Stepahin's Fundraiser:

SpeakUp Race Team Ironman Chattanooga

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Catherine Stepahin

THE STORY:

Hello to all reading my story currently and a big thank you!

I am beyond excited to announce that I will be participating in several triathlon races throughout the year with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundations SpeakUp Race Team. One race in particular that I will be taking part in this fall is a race in which I have always wanted to do, and through overwhelming support, I will be able to compete in the Ironman Chattanooga race on September 24th. 

The reason I am fundraising and competing in this particular race is to not only prove to myself that I can achieve any goal I set, but to also Speak Up for those who are not always able to speak up for themselves and to help raise awareness and help to  end the stigma associated with mental illness. 

Little did I know that this journey to this race and goal would begin over a coffee pot with my coworker Rebecca Naurath.  Becca, as many call her, started working with me at Draper Aden Associates about a year ago and soon after became a close friend. When getting to know Becca, I, in turn, got to know her family and oddly enough her parents’ neighbors, the Gallagher’s, or rather her extended family. 

Through Becca, her parents, and the Gallagher Clan, I learned about Cameron’s story and the SpeakUp team. After hearing all of their stories and of their mission, I was hooked and knew that I had to be a part of this race and movement. 

I cannot pretend that this has been an easy process. Training for a race of this magnitude and length while working, and in general trying to live life has been quite the challenge. The reason I keep pushing myself though is because of Cameron and all others who suffer every day with pain. Cameron pushed through her pain and was able to help others and through this race, I hope to live up to her example. 

To learn more about the programs funded by your donations, please visit ckgfoundation.org. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and for supporting me in my efforts to help fulfill Cameron's dream!





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To This Fundraiser

$1,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ginny Wolfe

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ashley Davis

    $25

  • Susan Sims

    $50

  • Jim and Connie Stepahin

    $50

  • Sarah Stepahin

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lee and Annette Paul

    $100

  • Vron

     

  • W. Salomone

    $20

  • Becca

    $144.60

  • Lud

    $50

  • Kellen Johnson

    $100

  • Jim & Constance Stepahin

    $50

  • Bubba Stepahin

    $286

  • John Robertson

    $25

  • George Stepahin

    $50

  • Baby NN Wolverton

    $50

  • Matt

    $65

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60% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,200 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Matt

Matt

DONATION: $65

This gets you to 60%, if my math is correct. Keep it up! 6 days ago

Baby NN Wolverton

Baby NN Wolverton

DONATION: $50

Dear Aunt Catherine, Not sure if I'm going to be around by the time you run but good luck. 3 weeks ago

George Stepahin

George Stepahin

DONATION: $50

Much love to my granddaughter. 3 weeks ago

John Robertson

John Robertson

DONATION: $25

So proud of you doing this 4 weeks ago

Bubba Stepahin

Bubba Stepahin

DONATION: $286

1 month ago

Jim & Constance Stepahin

Jim & Constance Stepahin

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Kellen Johnson

Kellen Johnson

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Lud

Lud

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Becca

Becca

DONATION: $144.60

For every mile we'll race! 1 month ago

W. Salomone

W. Salomone

DONATION: $20

1 month ago