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Shawn Russell's Ironman Fundraiser


    
  
Everyone says they support the troops, but if someone asked you how, what would you say?  Now is your chance to do something about it.

On June 24th, I will be racing an Ironman Triathlon in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  This event consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile marathon run...all in a row.  I have been training for this event since this past September, and am excited about the chance to compete it.    However, I am even more excited about the opportunity to use this event to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).  

My goal is to raise $10,000 by June 24th.  

As of this month, 1,924 service members have been killed in Afghanistan and 15,516 have been wounded; another 4,486 have been killed in Iraq and 32,223 have been wounded.  Please take just a second and think about those numbers as individuals, injured and killed one or two or three at a time, sometimes alone, usually with their comrades.  For the dead, their families getting that knock on the door.  For the wounded, the months and years of rehabilitation, and lives irreversibly changed by their experiences overseas.  Regardless of your politics or persuasions, thinking about this should move you.

Admittedly, this is a very ambitious goal, but I know that we can reach it.  I have raised funds in the past thanks to great family and friends, even raising 166% of my fundraising goal during the Marine Corps Marathon in 2009.  With your help and generous support, we can do it again.

WWP is an incredible organization that helps those who have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan through various programs including combat stress recovery, family support, adaptive sports, and job training, among others (see the full list of programs here).  Their goals are:
  • To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members
  • To help injured service members aid and assist each other
  • To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members

This is your chance to make a very real difference in the life of a wounded service member.  Please signup to make a donation to this invaluable cause; any amount is going to help.  Thank you for your time and generous donation.

Everyone says they support the troops.  Now is your chance to do it.


Total Raised

$11,811.00

Funded: 100%
Donors
Scott Harrington
$101.00
2698 days ago
Kris Kvam
$100.00
2699 days ago
Kevin Murphy
$100.00
2704 days ago
Jerome Kunkel
$100.00
2705 days ago
Peter Martin
$100.00
2705 days ago
Larry Hickerson
$50.00
2715 days ago
Brendan Mullen
$50.00
2715 days ago
Christine Louloudis
$25.00
2715 days ago
Derek Odom
$50.00
2716 days ago
Steve Kreps
$100.00
2717 days ago
Mike Phelan
$1,000.00
2717 days ago
Stuart Roy
$50.00
2718 days ago
Aaron Bailey
$50.00
2719 days ago
Wayne Ward
$150.00
2719 days ago
Will and Sarah Arnett
$500.00
2719 days ago
Heather Clancy
$35.00
2719 days ago
Sonia Corwin
$100.00
2720 days ago
Jaime Boris
$50.00
2720 days ago
Brian Westerfield
$100.00
2720 days ago
Linda Russell
$264.40
2725 days ago
Greg Quimby
$140.60
2726 days ago
Mindy Davis
$100.00
2728 days ago
Anne Marie Foley
$25.00
2732 days ago
Barbara Janitor
$25.00
2734 days ago
Katie Reedy
$25.00
2737 days ago
Sean Connelly
$150.00
2745 days ago
Donald Gonneville
$25.00
2746 days ago
Mike Glodo
$10.00
2746 days ago
Tommy Sowers
$100.00
2748 days ago
Charlie Baisley
$50.00
2749 days ago
Douglas Paul
$50.00
2752 days ago
Michael Dorschner
$200.00
2752 days ago
Clare Locicero
$1,500.00
2752 days ago
Samuel and christen SSgt Speck
$50.00
2752 days ago
Christy Russell
$400.00
2753 days ago
Mike Seufert
$50.00
2753 days ago
Laverne Kuykendall
$50.00
2754 days ago
William Prokopyk
$50.00
2757 days ago
Judd Floris
$10.00
2758 days ago
Mehera OBrien
$100.00
2759 days ago
Richard Sonnenfeld
$140.00
2759 days ago
Nikki and Kevin Ward
$50.00
2762 days ago
John Scott
$100.00
2763 days ago
Kevin Terrazas
$200.00
2765 days ago
Eric and Sarah McMillan
$200.00
2766 days ago
Danya Armstrong
$25.00
2767 days ago
Linda Russell
$350.00
2767 days ago
James Eisterhold
$10.00
2767 days ago
Scott Feldmayer
$250.00
2767 days ago
Robert Bailey
$50.00
2768 days ago
Elizabeth Barbour
$10.00
2768 days ago
Bonnie Barbour
$50.00
2768 days ago
Josh Sussman
$5.00
2768 days ago
Rainee Crabtree
$20.00
2768 days ago
Matthew Blinn
$200.00
2768 days ago
Jody Haskin
$25.00
2768 days ago
Jessica McElman
$500.00
2769 days ago
Andy Hamann
$100.00
2769 days ago
Michael Smith
$50.00
2769 days ago
erik kjonnerod
$100.00
2769 days ago
Dale Betz
$50.00
2769 days ago
Jonathan Gannon
$100.00
2769 days ago
Mary King
$50.00
2769 days ago
Christy Russell
$105.00
2771 days ago
Micah Dolcort-Silver
$25.00
2772 days ago
Craig Butera
$35.00
2772 days ago
Shane Russell
$1,000.00
2772 days ago
Mark & Marsha Sweeney
$100.00
2773 days ago
Nathan Whitman
$50.00
2773 days ago
Katherine Marin
$100.00
2773 days ago
Gar Whaley
$25.00
2774 days ago
Jason Brown
$100.00
2774 days ago
Hazen Marshall
$250.00
2774 days ago
Joseph Benfield
$25.00
2775 days ago
Paul Lefkowitz
$50.00
2776 days ago
Nathaniel Sherwood
$25.00
2776 days ago
William Kincaid
$250.00
2776 days ago
Stuart Greer
$100.00
2776 days ago
Cadence Russell
$25.00
2776 days ago
Amanda Peskin
$30.00
2776 days ago
Fred Hixson
$150.00
2776 days ago
Gerald Brennan
$75.00
2776 days ago
Jennifer Reed
$50.00
2776 days ago
Yinon Weiss
$100.00
2776 days ago
Wendy Russell
$25.00
2777 days ago
Janice Wyatt
$50.00
2777 days ago
Amanda Biggerstaff
$100.00
2777 days ago
David Pistilli
$25.00
2777 days ago
Claire Phillips
$100.00
2777 days ago
Brian Johnson
$20.00
2777 days ago