Endurance for the Suffering

When I signed up for an Ironman, it is safe to say I did not entirely know what the next several months would entail.  The endless hours spent running, biking, and swimming began to feel like a selfish endeavor – that would only lead to some race swag to show for it (provided I made it to the end).   While completing training sessions during the hottest months of the year, the thought of other’s suffering came to mind.  I chose to be training for hours – they didn’t choose to be fighting cancer or watching their loved one fight.  To help push me through miles on the road and in the pool/lake I prayed for them or thought about what I could do to make this endeavor a little more meaningful.  I decided to try to raise some money for Cancer Research.  Cancer – the ugly, non-discriminatory disease that has hit home again this summer.  It will be those we have lost and those currently fighting that I will continue to think about to help get me to the finish line.  So, say a prayer, donate some money, or run/bike/swim a mile to honor/remember those who are suffering or have suffered. Thank you and God Bless.
  • Megan LaPine 
    • $1,210 
    • 50 mos
  • Paul & Laura LaPine 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Thomas, Mo and Dominic Pfaller 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • connie zuba 
    • $25 
    • 51 mos
  • Natalie and Shaun Ramsey 
    • $25 
    • 51 mos
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Megan LaPine 
Traverse City, MI
Cancer Research Institute 
Registered nonprofit
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