I started racing triathlon in 2003 in my first sprint distance race and gradually worked my way up to the Ironman level racing. This past August, I completed my 7th Ironman Canada race! My goal one day is to qualify for the Hawaii Ironman World Championships.
I am a mother of three very hungry, healthy, busy teen boys. A Wife to a helicopter pilot and my most amazing support and sponsor of my triathlon lifestyle! I have always felt that my training and racing could be used as a platform for something bigger than just my own selfish goals in sport. When I saw the opportunity to join The Ironman Arizona Smile Train Team, I knew it would be a perfect fit for me to raise awareness and funds for children all over the world that need our help.
I work part time as a nurse in maternity and in a private oral surgery clinic. In my profession, I have cared for children born with cleft lip and cleft palate issues and I know, first hand, the struggles they deal with right from the start.
In Canada, we have an amazing health care system, that provides our children with the necessary surgeries and support they need for a healthy, beautiful smile. In countries, all over the world, millions of children do not receive the same first class care and they need our help in supplying doctors, nurses, and the funds necessary to provide that first class service to them so they too can also enjoy a healthy beautiful smile.
Please help me in reaching my fundraising goal to provide at least 20 children with the opportunity to have their cleft lip or palate repaired and give them a healthy beautiful smile and future!
Thank you to everyone and your incredible support!
I look forward to racing Ironman Arizona in support of the Smile Train Team!