Slade Endurance and Skip's Ironman World Championships fundraising page
I want to make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This page is for our team, Slade Endurance, and for me: on October 8 I will race in the 2022 Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii as a Legacy Athlete.
Here's what my Ironman bio says: "In 1986 my ulcerative colitis was so severe that my only real option was surgical removal of my large intestine. I began triathlon in 2007, not sure I could possibly finish a sprint race. I did my first Ironman in 2009 and dreamed of going to Kona. On March 10, 2012 I had a vision of me crossing the finish line in Kona wearing my (Crohn's and Colitis Foundation's) Team Challenge orange race kit and carrying the flag, hearing Mike Riley call out my name again. I had this vision while listening to Chrissie Wellington speak at the Endurance Live awards in Los Angeles. It has been in my mind ever since. Triathlon and Ironman training have been a lifestyle for me for the past 10 years. It's my fountain of youth. I also have the honor of coaching athletes of many abilities. Some of them even come to IMAZ to get a taste of the Ironman experience. I've helped inspire dozens to go beyond a sprint and take on a 70.3 or full. My passion as a coach is to help people overcome fears, change their beliefs about themselves, and help them be successful."
Racing in Kona has been a goal of mine for at least 13 years; Team Challenge has been indivisably linked to my journey for over 10 years. Your donations will not only motivate me on the race course, but they will help us get closer to the cure. WON'T YOU PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TODAY?
About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects almost 1 in 100 people. They are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn's disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35; however the incidence is increasing in children.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is the largest non-profit, voluntary, health organization dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The Foundation’s mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who are affected by these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research; providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public; and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD.
Fundraising Honor Roll
Jason & David Dubovsky
Marc, Courtney, Lucy and Samantha
Jae and Deborah Kim
Kellen, Amber, Olivia Arno
Kat and Scott Smith
Suzi & Carol Reagan-Harlow
Dr. Alissa Speziale MD
Russ and Jan Bowen
Ben & Whitney Satyshur
Whitney and Ben Satyshur
Tony and Ginger Allen
Edward and DeLoyce Hathway Family
Colleen Clery Ferrell
Sandra Fenton Matching Gift
Dave & Diane Borys
Mr. Kenneth Lucchesi
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