So, for my family, for my recovery...I needed another reason! I've done this sport for 30 years. It's given so much to me. However, as much as I've donated time and money to causes, I've never really raised money and awareness for my own cause. So, that's just what I'm going to do! But, which charity? Well, there are so many worthwhile charities out there. But, for me, it had to be a child related charity, as this whole journey was started with my own kids...and my desire for them to see me train for and finish and Ironman. Timing is everything, and about a year ago, I met the Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospital for Children - Boston. As we got to talking, I presented this idea, this campaign, to him, and before I could finish talking, he was putting me in touch with his staff. Since then, I've met with the Shriners team and toured the hospital. It's such a great organization! The thing that sticks with me most is that, for most of the Shriners' patients, it's not ONE surgery....but rather MULTIPLE surgeries and procedures as the patients grow from children into adults. It was eye-opening. So, I hope to not only raise money, but also awareness for Shriners. Please consider making a donation, and sharing this site with your friends and family!