For those of you that are not aware I am planning to compete in the NYC Triathlon on Sunday July 8th,2012. It is an Olympic distance Tri with a mile swim in the Hudson River, a 23 mile bike ride up the West Side Highway and a 6 mile run in Central Park!! As I have done in the past whenever I participate in an event like this I try to combine it with a fund raising effort. Three years ago I ran the NYC Marathon and ran for a charity called the Sommerella Fund which creates opportunities for school chidren in Botswana. This year like last year, I am very excited to be participating in the NYC Triathlon to help raise funds for a charity called The Drive4Rebecca and as well as a very interesting charity called Surfer's Healing which is near and dear to my heart.
Rebecca and her family have been raising funds for years to advance autism research, for education and to help parents become stronger advocates for thier children with special needs. Please feel freee to look at their website www.Drive4Rebecca.org.
My goal is to raise a minimum of $7,000 to help support their efforts. The funds I raise will be split equally between The Drive4Rebecca and cause near and dear to my heart Surfer's Healing.
I am hopeful that you will once again find it in your heart to make a donation to this very worthy cause!! I want to thank you in advance for any contribution you can make to this effort. As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to sponsor me to help continue the good work of Drive4Rebecca and The Therapeutic Nursery in helping many children and families cope with this issue, please click on the DONATE button in orange atttached to this email.
Drive4Rebecca is an official charity team of The 2012 NYC Triathlon taking place on Sunday July 8, 2012.
Drive4Rebecca is an ongoing effort to help all children with special needs by helping their families to become stronger advocates. We raise funds for education, for autism research and to help increase awareness of autism.
Rebecca is laughing in the video because she can't wait for her dad to sweat it out during the 2012 NYC Triathlon while she sits back, relaxes, and comes along for the ride. For the 10k run, Jon is pushing Rebecca in her Advanced Mobility jogger.