Hard to believe I actually did my very first Triathlon in 2006.....the year I turned 50 along side my dear friend and Tri Founder, Julie Jordan Marchese. And now I have just turned 61 and I am still HERE!!!! And, if the gods are with me, I will finish my 13th triathlon on Sunday, July 23rd at the Tenth Annual Tri for a CURE at SMCC in South Portland and celebrate my 18th year since being diagnosed with breast cancer!!
I Tri slow and steady...but that works just fine for me! And for the tenth year, I have THE best job.....I start the course first and finish last! Just my speed! Someone has to do it, and I am honored to have this very special role!! I love to keep everyone motivated along the course.....so, if you ever see the listing of finish times in the paper...well, now you know the rest of the story why I TRI!!
Over the past nine years, the Tri for a CURE event has been nothing short of life changing for many women ...and we have raised $9.9 million dollars for the Maine Cancer Foundation too! This year we hope to again break the $1.7 million dollar mark! And with your help, I hope to raise over $13,000.00 for the Tri for a Cure!!!
I hope you will dig deep and consider a donation today! And remember...100% of all money raised stays IN Maine and makes a difference for our friends and neighbors.
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