CONNECTICUT SPORTS FOUNDATION via Crowdrise
July 12, 2012
BENEFITING: CONNECTICUT SPORTS FOUNDATION
Three guys and a girl have come together to complete the Niantic Triathlon on Sunday, August 5th and raise funds for the CT Sports Foundation (CSF). We all want to make a difference in the life of a cancer patient and raise awareness for CSF!
Who are the three guys and a girl?
1. Jim Finnegan: 1st time triathlete who is motivated to take home the gold! His days used to consist of hard work at the office, time in the yard to relax and weekends at the beach! He still works but his nightlife consists of "Brick" training and the beach is now viewed as a swim course!
2. John Ellis: 1st time triathlete and all around strong athlete. He seems to take the event in stride but we think he is secretly training..............
3. Steve Jayne: 1st time triathlete and California transplant. From the beaches of San Diego to CT - he is surviving! When he is not on his SUP, he is out there on his bike! Steve has completed 24 hours of Adrenaline in Malibu - can he handle the waters of Niantic?
4. Erika Ellis: This will be her 3rd triathlon! Just returned from the west coast and is acclimating herself to the new temperatures of CT. She is very motivated to show these boys up!
Together - they will raise funds for CSF and help CT cancer patients and their families. We have all been touched by this disease, please help us make a difference.
The mission of CSF is to provide financial support to CT cancer patients and their families and to fund research.
Since its inception in 1987, CSF has provided financial assistance to Connecticut families stricken with cancer, for rent, mortgage, utilities, car payments, medical co-pays, food, medications, gasoline and transportation to and from hospital/treatment centers. This financial assistance program is called the CSF Grant Recipient Program. The majority of Connecticut families requesting assistance are referred and screened for qualification by oncology social workers from Connecticut hospitals, cancer treatment centers, and hospices.
CSF is unique in that the money allocated to patients is restricted to the State of CT. In addition, the grant allocation is sent directly to the patients that qualify so they can find immediate financial relief and focus on their treatment.