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Dear friends and family,
Thank you all for supporting me in my triathlon journey these last four years. Now I want train with a purpose for my biggest triathlon goal yet. On September 8, 2019, I plan to compete in the Santa Cruz Half Ironman, while raising funds for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
Please join me in funding research, to help find a cure for the 1.6 million Americans who suffer from these debilitating disorders. Over 270,000 Canadians are afflicted as well, including a 50% increase in kids, giving North America one of the highest rates of inflammatory bowel disease in the world. All donations are tax deductible. Any amount is appreciated and will be be put to good use.
Having suffered from gastrointestinal woes throughout adulthood, and subjected myself to countless tests and scopes in hopes of finding a cause, I feel for all those for whom eating becomes a source of dread instead of joy. I remember days of doubling over in dizzying pain or curling up with a heating pad due to my cranky colon, not knowing what to eat anymore. Fortunately my love of triathlon and continual diet experimentation has lead to many of my own health gains.
I know personally the relief of healing from a debilitating condition, and my heart goes out to all those who continue to live in daily pain and discomfort. I am grateful to God every day for my remission from a rare chronic pain disorder. And I am thankful for my mom's full recovery from colon cancer, and am glad for all those who find relief from digestive disorders.
It would mean so much to me to receive a small gesture of support in my big race, and more importantly, support for those who suffer from Crohn’s and Colitis. I have seen the impact of these inflammatory diseases on friends and family, and I cherish your compassion and encouragement. As I swim 1.2 miles around Santa Cruz Pier, bike 56 miles along the rolling California coastline, and run 13 miles, I will be motivated by your generosity, and my hope for a cure.
In deep gratitude,
PS. If you would like to donate and are not comfortable contributing online, you can mail me a check and I can forward it to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Please message me on FB or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you my contact information. You can include your address so I can send you a self-addressed stamped envelope. Thanks so much!
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