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Tri To Beat Cancer Triathlon
Tri to Beat Cancer Sprint Triathlon raises money for The Cancer Foundation's Financial Assistance Program, which provides immediate financial assistance to northeast Georgia cancer patients.
What: Sprint Triathlon (400 meter swim, 14 mile bike, 5K run)
When: Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 7am
Where: Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Rd Athens, GA 30607
Why: Tri to Beat Cancer Sprint Triathlon raises money for The Cancer Foundation's Financial Assistance Program, which provides immediate financial assistance to northeast Georgia cancer patients.
Why I Tri Campaign
We have all been touched by cancer. You may volunteer or participate in TRI to Beat Cancer because you have been diagnosed. You may know someone who has battled cancer. You may want to support a great, local cause. Or you might just want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Whatever your story is, CFNEGA wants to know why you TRI. Send us your story, volunteers and participants, we would love to hear from you!
"Having done my first Sprint Triathlon in June, I wanted another to keep the momentum going. I really enjoyed the training and especially the event and proved to myself that turning 40, on July 28, is not all bad. In my search for another Georgia Tri, I found this one. It was perfect. My mother, 64 years young, is fighting recurrent endometrial cancer right now. As I type this, I am in her ICU room in the hospital praying for a miracle. I wanted to participate and donate to honor my mother and those who have to go through this ordeal with their loved ones. It's a lot to face emotionally and I wanted to give money and bring awareness to help those who have the additional burden of finances. I don't know what God has in store for my mom over the next few months. I honestly don't know if I will be participating "in honor of" or "in memory of." All I know is that I will train hard and be strong for her, the way she has taught me to be."
"I 'TRI' for my family and friends who can't. My Uncle Bill lost his fight with MRSA. My Uncle Charlie lost his fight with heart disease and leukemia. My friend Ashley who died of unknown causes - she was only a year older than me! My cousin Bruce was claimed by an unexpected heart attack. All within 12 months. As I enter my 30s, I push myself because they can no longer do so. Their memory drives me. It fuels me. And they make me strive to be better, faster, and healthier."
"Why I tri? It seems like a simple question, but I am not sure it is a simple answer. The reason I tri is to remember my family members who fought hard, but lost their battle with Cancer. I tri for the people I know who are Cancer survivors, and now live every day with a renewed spirit because they won the battle. I tri for the people who are still battling and show strength and determination to beat this killer. I tri for my own health in hopes that I don't become one of the people who have to fight for one more day. I tri for a cure for cancer so no one else has to die because of it. That's why I tri."
To be a part of the "Why I TRI" campaign please email us the following information:
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Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you in August!