100% of donations and pledges stay here in Colorado for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
Tri for the Cure participants are full of inspiration, and we're honored that they've shared their stories with us. Here are a few to fuel your fire.
My mom passed away three years ago on July 31st from breast cancer. She left a legacy of a beautiful and caring family. Eleven
of us entered the Tri for the Cure. Her four daughters, her six
granddaughters and one soon-to-be granddaughter-in-law that she never
got to meet. Sunday morning all eleven of us showed up at the
event and four of us participated in the tri as individual entrants, six
of us made up two relays and my one sister (arm in sling and splint)
met me and my other sister when we got off our bikes and walked the 5k
to be part of our group! The best part was that with the help
of my dad, who has lots of contacts, we as a family raised $5000 for the
event. Even though the time of year is so hard for each of us we were
brought together for a purpose and in celebration and memory of my mom –
she was a fighter and a true inspiration to all of us.
- Sandy Wojciehosk
I signed up for the Tri last year because I could swim, bike and run. And I wanted to say that I had done it. I finished in just over 2 hours. I was ecstatic. It was so much fun. There was so much support and it was amazing. But that's not the story. The story is about the lesson I came away with. By the time I left that event last year, I knew the Tri wasn't about my physical abilities - it IS about so much more...My only goal this year is to raise money. I wanted to raise the most money. I thought I heard the biggest contribution last year was 3K. I thought that'd be easy. I raised about $400. I'm happy with that. I'll walk a little prouder this year and hopefully it'll give me wings to come in a little sooner too. You have created an amazing atmosphere for women through this event. It has been incredible.
- Sandy Johnson
I was a swim buddy last Sunday and I have been thinking a great deal about the last woman I swam with. She was so determined - and so impressive to me. I'm doing a Tri rehearsal tomorrow...and pushing myself for some Olympic distances in it. I would have stuck with the Sprint, I think, except for her inspiration.
- Kathy Cavanaugh
It was an honor to participate in the Tri for the Cure and an even bigger honor to represent the Tri. You have a phenomenal team and put on an amazing event! I can gush all day about what a wonderful experience it was. This first Tri is truly one of those unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. There is no doubt that I will be back next year! I thank you for supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, making a difference in so many lives, and allowing us participants to also impact so many lives.
- Michelle Ulrich