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Triathlon for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester

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Triathlon Finisher!
August 15, 2016

I finished the triathlon! 0.6 mile lake swim--> 12.5 mile mountain bike--> 6.2 mile trail run! (Just had to list it all out to make it  See more

BENEFITING: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF ROCHESTER NY INC

EVENT DATE: Aug 14, 2016

Michael Pingicer

THE STORY:

Hi everybody!

I made a promise to Hazel last year, back when she was about 6 months old. Hanging out together watching the ceiling fan go round and round, I told her that I would get in shape soon and be a better model of health for her as soon as time allowed. After a period of turning every aspect of our lives upside down and shaking it out for spare change, stability and routine has somewhat set in (as much as it can with a toddler running around). Finally, some time has opened up for me to make good on that promise a year ago and with Kelly's blessing, I decided to sign up for an off-road triathlon. I am currently deep into training with the most difficult training stretch coming up and the race happening in 4 weeks. But there is something else that prompts me to reach out today.

We want to instill a sense of charitable values in Hazel as she grows up. With that in mind, I am racing for a charitable cause and am humbly asking for your support. Kelly and I are extremely grateful for the existence of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Rochester for personal reasons. They provided us with a retreat very close to Hazel while she was in the hospital recovering from open heart surgery. We had a clean bed, food, and a hot shower waiting for us 24 hours a day during an incredibly difficult time in a place far from friends and family.  And the amazing part? All of these services were free of charge and they thought of basically everything we needed before we even knew we needed it.  To top it off, RMHC of Rochester receives a 95/100 score on CharityNavigator.org and equally high scores on other websites that evaluate charities' effectiveness at using fundraising dollars. They make good use of every dollar that is donated and it shines through on every level.

I've set up a page on CrowdRise.com. Your donation to RMHC of Rochester (a US-Based 501(c)3 charitable organization) through CrowdRise is 100% tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You'll automatically receive an email receipt that meets the IRS requirements for a record of your donation. The money you donate is automatically sent to the RMHC of Rochester. Help support this wonderful charity by clicking HERE.  

The Syracuse Xterra Triathlon is on Sunday August 14th. It's a 1km swim, 20km mountain bike, 10km trail run in Green Lakes State Park. Updates to come on the CrowdRise page with final results posted - if I'm still alive! Thank you all for your time and consideration. 

Michael 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,675

MONEY RAISED
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  • quinn caya

     

  • Your Secret Admirers

    $100

  • Melissa Walker

     

  • Heather and Greg

    $100

  • Maeve Keeton

     

  • Frank

    $50

  • Sara Solfanelli

     

  • Matthew, Alexa and Mo

     

  • Jean Beier Murphy

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mudflap Inc.

    $50

  • Laura Ewbank

     

  • Ben and Karyn

    $100

  • Sharon Wyse

    $25

  • Kevin Barry

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bryan Kent

    $25

  • Sharon and Marty Lampart

    $25

  • Darlene Easton

    $25

  • Maryanne Travaglione

    $50

  • Superman

    $25

  • Damien & Ji

    $25

  • Samara Lenga

     

  • Dave, May, Lucas, and Carl Liston

    $50

  • Nam Holtz

     

  • Marilyn & Bob Grabowski

    $50

  • The Ross Family (deb, shelby, pia & marley)

    $25

  • Nicole

     

  • Kenny & Alice Rozansky

    $25

  • Good Luck! Norm & Pat Mahoney

    $50

  • Izaak

    $50

  • Meredith Bradshaw

    $50

  • Melena and Daly

    $50

  • Jisun Ryu

    $40

  • Jess, Chris, Ruby, and Lou

    $50

  • Heather, Chris, and Lake

    $25

  • Mom and Dad

    $250

  • Al & Fran Rozansky

    $100

  • Mike and Sue Della Rosa

    $50

  • Erica

    $50

  • Dan & Wendy

    $100

  • Joan and John Blanchard

    $50

  • Ray and Janis Peters

    $25

  • Don and Dee

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  • Mary Rubinstein

     

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  • Maureen & Ted Lodge

    $50

  • Dennis & Amy Andrejewski

    $50

  • Pat and Betsy Canning

    $200

  • Joe and Jeanne Burke

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Joe & Trudy Tumidajski

    $100

  • CAROL CAMPOLI

     

  • Linda & Pat

    $25

  • Travis & Aimee McDermott

    $25

  • Alison Lampart

     

  • Michelle & Todd Russell

    $50

  • Mike Donohue

     

  • Libby & Bob

    $100

  • Joe & Janet Griffin

    $100

  • Kevin and Marnae Ergil

    $50

  • Megan Kennedy

    $50

  • Rob Andrejewski & Jennie Daley

    $50

  • Maria Blanco (and David and William)

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • DANIEL AND CHARLOTTE DECESARE

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

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184% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Nancy Leta 12 months ago

DANIEL AND CHARLOTTE DECESARE

DANIEL AND CHARLOTTE DECESARE

DONATION: $50

TRIBUTE TO HAZEL PINGICER 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

1 year ago

Maria Blanco (and David and William)

Maria Blanco (and David and William)

DONATION: $25

Better late than never, Mike. So impressed with what you've accomplished. Lots of love to all three of you. 1 year ago

Rob Andrejewski & Jennie Daley

Rob Andrejewski & Jennie Daley

DONATION: $50

Hazel's smile 1 year ago

Megan Kennedy

Megan Kennedy

DONATION: $50

Felicitaciones, Meast!! 1 year ago

Kevin and Marnae Ergil

Kevin and Marnae Ergil

DONATION: $50

For Michael and Hazel 1 year ago

Joe & Janet Griffin

Joe & Janet Griffin

DONATION: $100

Go Michael!! Great cause. Thank you for doing this. Love you guys. 1 year ago

Libby & Bob

Libby & Bob

DONATION: $100

Good Luck, Michael 1 year ago

Mike Donohue

Mike Donohue

1 year ago