I have been all in on the IRONMAN "lifestyle" since 2010. After my first 70.3 in 2010, I swore I would never do the full 140.6. Well, then IRONMAN Texas happened in May 2011. I swore I was one and done. Then IRONMAN Florida 2012 happened. Fast forward to 2018, 8 full Ironman finishes later, more swearing, and no end to racing in sight. IRONMAN training and racing has given me so much over the last seven years; the best of friends, confidence, ridiculous amounts of laughter and tears, discipline, and it has even strengthened my marriage (Odd, right? Doesn’t usually work that way!)
Now it is time for me to give back.
I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer for the IRONMAN Foundation at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona last year. I knew the Ironman Foundation did incredible work to support the communities in which IRONMAN events are held, but seeing so many athletes fundraise and devote their time to support these communities in person really made me want to do more.
So this year, I am honored to be an Ironman Foundation Ambassador! I will be racing Florida 70.3, Raleigh 70.3, and IRONMAN Mont Tremblant to raise awareness and money for the incredible community support provided by IRONMAN Foundation.
All money raised through the TEAM IMF program will benefit The IRONMAN Foundation, and specifically - the Community Fund Program. This program benefits those in the communities where IRONMAN events are held, by providing charitable support to a variety of local non-profit organizations that recognize citizens in need and provide support to the local community. Within those communities, The IRONMAN Foundation will provide grant funding opportunities to non-profit organizations, while also working with community leaders to identify projects that will benefit the community and provide funding to support those initiatives. The IRONMAN Foundation has provided funding opportunities of over $34 million dollars to numerous non-profit beneficiaries worldwide.