Why She Tries

The 2016 Tri for a Cure will be my 4th TFAC. 

I love this event for the amazing people I have met and become friends with.  I love this event for the cause it is supporting - the fight against cancer. 

In 2016 I will again dedicate my Tri to my dad, Wes Jordan, who I lost to pancreatic cancer in 2002.  I also dedicate my Tri for mom, who is now a breast cancer survivor.  I also dedicate this to all those fighting the disease - kick cancer's butt!  To those that are survivors - way to go!  And with a heavy heart, those we have lost to this horrible disease.  

Every year I carry a list of names with me as I do the run, the hardest part for me.  Names of friends, family and loved ones who have been touched by this disease; as well as the names of special people to all of the amazing donors that have helped me raise over $50,000 in the 3 years I have been doing the Tri for a Cure. 

Each and every name on the list carries a story - a loved one lost, a loved one fighting the disease, and a loved one who has looked cancer in the eye and beaten it to the ground! I do this for every one of you - cancer Tries, I Tri Harder! 

I will again carry a list of names with me this year:

  • Dad
  • Mom
  • Mary Gene and Mark L
  • Charity T
  • Shannon F
  • Sue T
  • Nancy P
  • Ellen C
  • and my triathlon coach Dave S

and so many more, many of whom Tri beside me! 

For the fight against cancer, for the state that I grew up in and love, for Maine Cancer Foundation - this is my year, the year I will cross that line and have raised $20,000 for the cause!

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Thursday, July 14, 2016