Welcome to My Fund-Running Page!
You may recall, I launched a similar fundraising initiative for the Canadian Cancer Society almost 10 years ago. Time sure does fly, and while some things change, others do not.
In 2009 I was driven to add purpose beyond my personal fitness goal of completing my first Ironman by contributing to a cause that had impacted several family members and close friends. Unfortunately, cancer continues to spread its trauma and turmoil in what seems like increasing numbers. In the past decade, this disease has broadened its reach into the lives of more family members, more friends, and several colleagues and their loved-ones.
At the time of my first fundraiser, I had just turned 30 years old, and Ironman, for me, was an unsurmountable goal. This year I am facing the big 4-0 and I wanted to mark the occasion by dedicating the year to an all-out effort to qualify for the elusive Boston Marathon in 2020. My goal qualifying race is the P'tit Train du Nord Marathon taking place October 21, 2018 in the Laurentians of Quebec. This journey will once again take me to some new highs, and lows. Over the coming months I will be increasing my running volume significantly with the secondary goal of parlaying into the sport of Ultra Trail Running.
Last time around, my fundraising goal was $5 / km for the 226km triathlon for a total of $1,130. I wound up raising $1,505. This time, since my sights are focused on 2020, the fundraising goal is $2,020.
I remind you, I have nothing personal to gain from this fundraising initiative. I am not part of a charity club / race, have no sponsorship, and receive no incentives. I am using the free tools available from the Canadian Cancer Society as I have in the past and every dollar donated is in fact donated. The training hours are long, very long. Raising funds for a great cause and thinking of those who face the unimaginable challenges of fighting cancer are something that provide me with focus, perspective, and drive to pursue these types of challenges.
Pledge your support by making an online donation to the Canadian Cancer Society by clicking DONATE. Use your credit card to earn loyalty points and donate $20 or more to receive an automatic tax credit.
As always, thank you for your support.
My Personal Web Log
100 Runs in 100 Days Challenge!
For those following me on FB, you may know that I signed up for a 100 Runs in 100 Days Challenge in December! Today is day 86, and I am on target to reach my goal of 100 runs.
This is the first phase of my training to get serious about a Boston Qualifying time. I have doubled the volume of my run training in the past 3 months and will be striving for continuous improvements throughout the spring season.
Thank you for supporting my cause, and for supporting the Canadian Cancer Society.
by Dan White - on Sat, Mar 10, 2018 @ 2:52 PM
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