BENEFITING: Doernbecher Foundation
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE
7/28 Update: We did it!!! $7000 is being donated to the Pediatric Dentistry Program at Doernbecher. Thanks so much for your support. It was an awesome race, and I am thrilled to have finished. You guys are the best!
Here We Go Again!!!! But this time, it's Ironman Canada AND, we have a special person to honor..
Greetings all, hope everyone is happy and healthy. It's only been 5 months since IM Arizona, but this year I'm tackling a new adventure...Ironman Canada on July 27. Sorry to be early, but it's time to start my next fundraising effort. Once again, I will be raising money to benefit the Pediatric Dentistry Program at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. As I've said in past years, this is a critically important program that provides much needed dental services to the children of Oregon. Oral health remains a huge public health problem, and we need to help make a difference!
But this year it's special. This year I am hoping to exceed previous years fundraising in honor of Dr. John Hanna, the Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency program. I have known Dr. Hanna for a number of years, and have seen him lead the effort to make the DCH program one of the top in the country. The program has provided care to some of most needy in our area, and has produced outstanding graduates that are now out in practice helping to improve the lives of children acrossed the country.
Dr. Hanna is retiring this summer, and as a tribute to John I would like to raise the funds that are critically needed to continue the outstanding training of future pediatric dentists that he has worked so hard to develop. Your generous donations have already helped provide care for patients in need, as well as support the academic program. Now we have the opportunity to take the next step by beginning to fund the Dr. John Hanna Fund for Education in Pediatric Dentistry. Ok, I made that name up, but you if we raise enough we can certainly try!
Please consider giving whatever you can to support this very important program at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. in the meantime, it's time to up my training after trying my hand at a 50 mile ultramarathon, and prepare for what is supposed to be an awesome course in Whilstler.
Thanks as always for your support. All of you are the most awesome friends and family I could ever ask for. Get out there and have some fun!!!