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Joe Melia - Wildflower 2018's Fundraiser:

2018 Team Cancer Sucks Fundraising

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Joe Melia - Wildflower 2018

THE STORY:

This year in an effort to raise the bar further I have chosen tackle the Wildflower Triathlon Long Course. With a distance of 70.3 miles and an overall elevation gain 5,000 feet The Wildflower is arguably one of the hardest Half Ironman distance races in the country. In doing so am pushing my body further to the limit and here’s why.


August 2014 my father was diagnosed with cancer and has since been fighting this disease; luckily he still survives. Initially I struggled with the news and found triathlons as an avenue to vent my stress. Living in San Francisco but with all my family back in Ireland presented an added challenge, leaving me feeling often somewhat helpless.  I have found raising money for those in similar situations has allowed me to make my contribution and provide a purpose.    


Most if not all of us have been impacted by this disease whether or not we realize it...there may be a family member, friend or even a colleague fighting this horrible disease. Let this be your chance to make a difference; just like our Team statement, “IT IS BY ACTS AND NOT BY IDEAS THAT PEOPLE LIVE”  


The Wildflower Triathlon takes place May 5, 2018 in central California. Please support me in my triathlon attempt with Team Cancer Sucks by donating here - https://www.crowdrise.com/teamcancersucks1/fundraiser/joemelia2018      


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Chris Douglas wrote -

 TEAM CANCER SUCKS IS AN ENDURANCE SPORTS COMMUNITY ON A MISSION. WHILE TRAINING HARD FOR GROUP AND PERSONAL SUCCESS, WE ALSO RACE TO RAISE NEEDED FUNDS TO HELP CANCER PATIENTS ACCESS THE MEDICAL CARE THEY NEED TO LIVE.


ANYONE CAN SIGN UP FOR A RACE, SET UP A FUNDRAISING PAGE AND FLY THE CANCER SUCKS FLAG. 100% OF THE FUNDS RAISED BY TEAM CANCER SUCKS GO DIRECTLY TO HELP ADVANCED-STAGE CANCER PATIENTS ACCESS TREATMENT THANKS TO OUR AMAZING NON-PROFIT PARTNER, THE LAZAREX CANCER FOUNDATION.


LEARN MORE ABOUT TEAM CANCER SUCKS ON OUR WEBSITE

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To This Fundraiser

$7,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dome Construction

    $3,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Steve Ballardo

     

  • Manuel Tongco - Dome Bike Master

     

  • Elcor Electric

    $1,000

  • Nate Harbarger

    $250

  • Eanna, Jenna & Isla

    $100

  • ryan mahoney

    $250

  • Paul Kielt

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • PJT

    $25

  • BFP Fire Protection

    $250

  • David Mills / ASF Electric

    $25

  • Katie & Russell

    $150

  • Avnish kotecha

    $100

  • dermot callaghan

    $100

  • Joe and Kirksey McIntosh

    $50

  • Chris Baker

    $150

  • Clean Cut Concrete

     

  • Kunk

    $50

  • Andre Herring

    $50

  • Dave Sztuk

    $250

  • Gavin Thompson

    $50

  • Keith Payne

    $250

  • MICHAEL DALY

    $500

  • callum Benson

    $50

  • Melissa & Les

    $100

  • Marilyn Gon

    $50

  • Chris Fitzsimons

    $50

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101% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $32,591 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Joe Melia 70.3 - 2017 Campaign

Amount Raised

$12,100

 

161% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joe Melia - Wildflower 2018

Amount Raised

$7,550

 

101% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Douglas

Amount Raised

$1,520

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Michela Hendricks

Amount Raised

$635

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Christine Schulz

Amount Raised

$440

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John Branderhorst

Amount Raised

$426

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John Thomas

Amount Raised

$250

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Morgan Cashin

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Chris Fitzsimons

Chris Fitzsimons

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Willie Melia 3 months ago

Marilyn Gon

Marilyn Gon

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Melissa & Les

Melissa & Les

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

callum Benson

callum Benson

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

MICHAEL DALY

MICHAEL DALY

DONATION: $500

3 months ago

Keith Payne

Keith Payne

DONATION: $250

3 months ago

Gavin Thompson

Gavin Thompson

DONATION: $50

Keep up the hard work 3 months ago

Dave Sztuk

Dave Sztuk

DONATION: $250

On behalf of CEI- we support you and your efforts in this worthy cause 3 months ago

Andre Herring

Andre Herring

DONATION: $50

Great cause, Joe. Best of luck! 4 months ago

Kunk

Kunk

DONATION: $50

Go gem 'em, Joe! 4 months ago