Thursday, April 12, 2007

Goal #1 Achieved!

"When you let go of trying to get more of what you don't really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have. When you make a difference with what you have, it expands." - Lynne Twist, The Soul of Money: Reclaiming our Inner Resources

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! When we launched our season back in February, we set what felt like two ambitious goals: (1) to raise $2500 for Genesis Home by the date of our first triathlon of the season and (2) to successfully race our first international distance tri. Thanks to the generosity of our friends, family, community, and strangers, we have achieved our first goal! Thanks also to Wal-Mart for their recent contribution.

Our first race is this Saturday, and to date, we have raised over $4,500 to support the housing and supportive services Genesis Home provides to homeless families in our hometown of Durham, NC. Thanks to the support of a local foundation, these funds have been matched -- effectively doubling the impact they will have in helping to end homelessness one family at a time. Like all good competitors, we would love to blow our original goal out of the water, so your donations are still welcome and encouraged!

Tri season, here we come!