Tri for Cancer

I am on a mission to raise money for the American Cancer Society. I don't want to say, "raise awareness" because we are all already aware. Cancer does not discriminate. Cancer doesn't care if you are young or old, rich or poor, where you come from, what color you are, if you have a family or are alone. Cancer is a silent monster that in some way has made an impact on most if not all of us. This past year my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. We are so blessed because the doctors were able to catch it early. Not everyone is blessed with more time. So many people I hold dear are suffering because of cancer. What to do when someone you love so much is suffering? Pray of course. I prayed and prayed and this is what God has put on my heart. I'm going to do a 70.3 Ironman. The race is scheduled for July 20th in Racine, WI. I chose the amount of $3,000 because there are 3 events in a triathlon, so it seemed fitting. It also seems rather ambitious but regardless if I reach the monetary goal, I'll be donating every penny to the American Cancer Society. I'm giving to the ACS because all different types of cancer wreak havoc on people's lives and their families, not just one type. I will be paying  for my entry fee, travel expenses, equipment, and all things race related. The money that is given here is going to the ACS, not to pay for anything for me personally. No amount given is too small. Even if you choose not to donate please spread the word and share this. If you or a loved one has been marked by cancer, please share with me so I can pray specifically for them while I train and on race day. We are all woven into the same tapestry. I want to do something bigger than me. I want to do something that symbolizes hope, peace, and courage. 
"But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
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Mandy Alexander-Wynn 
Clarksville, TN
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