Q: Why did you start your campaign?
A: I came to Bonfire to help my campaign raise money for multiple myeloma. I have never done fundraising before this campaign. Let me just say this now, I am amazed at the power of asking people for help. I have learned that you get so much more than what you put in. It has definitely been an amazing journey! Originally, I was just going to compete in the 2013 Florida Ironman competition scheduled for Nov. 2. However, my friend convinced me to join the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation PowerTeam, which carries with it a minimum commitment of $4,000 in donations.
Q: What is your campaign’s story?
A: When I was 14 years old I watched Julie Moss crawl the last 30 yards of the Hawaii IRONMAN and it blew me away. I've wanted to do that race ever since. Three weeks after signing up to raise money for MMRF in my first ever IRONMAN later this year, I got some shocking news..... the top fundraiser would win a spot in the 2014 Hawaii IRONMAN! From that moment I've been able to think about little else. I knew this was my moment, I have to throw everything I have at this to make my dream come true. And the best part is, If I fall short, I'll know I did everything I could to raise a ton of money for a really great cause. That's a win/win if there ever was one. If you feel moved to help this 44 year old mother of two reach a long time dream AND support a great cause, please buy a t-shirt. It all adds up! Check out my website for more info!