In June 2012 an anticipated triathlon event is coming up in the Bay Area. Now, on June 24th, you can participate in the 5th annual Golden Gate Triathlon for Lazarex Cancer Foundation. “Why”, you ask, should you run, swim, bike in this triathlon for a charity?
Tri-Freaks, organizers of the Golden Gate Triathlon, decide to add a charity component to the event. Lazarex Cancer Foundation was selected to be the official charity and beneficiary of a portion the proceeds raised during the race registration. While it is important to note that this race is open to the public, only 750 participants are allowed to sign up. This not only means that registration will run out quickly, it also means that one of the qualifying races that lead to your acceptance in other races is limited. Early registration is the key. Sign up now and Lazarex will pay your entry fee and secure you a bib.
Are you worried whether or not signing up for Lazarex is worth it? Lazarex Cancer Foundation is a 501(3)(c) non-profit focused on giving cancer patients a chance when regular treatments fail them. Founded in 2006, the caring touches this foundation brings are based on the personal experiences of the founder, Dana Dornsife.
The Lazarex Cancer Foundation gives cancer patients who are considering clinical trials the money, hope and support needed to participate in FDA clinical trials. Lazarex will assist with navigating clinical trial options and help cover the costs associated with participating in a clinical trial like airfare, ground transportation, lodging, etc. in order for the patient to be near the clinic hosting the trial. It also restores the dignity cancer patients need in making end of life decisions due to the failure of previous cancer treatments. In other words, the Golden Gate Triathlon is a way to have fun and give back to those that need it the most.
2012's race starts at East Crissy Field Beach in San Francisco and includes kayaks positioned on the course to help give swimmers a break, if needed. Following the workout in the Pacific Ocean, the contestants continue by biking around the beautiful park like wilderness of the Presidio. Finally, an out and back run across the Golden Gate Bridge will complete the third leg of the triathlon.
An experienced triathlon event will provide plenty of resources to keep the out of town athlete organized ahead of time. All of the courses are fully mapped and have adequate staffing for each transition. Of course, the most serious triathlon athletes will sign up because it is a truly professional and unique event. There are plenty of opportunities for the amateur to have fun as well.
Regarding donations and fundraising; our most effective tool is registering any of the 750 triathletes for the Golden Gate Triathlon. By having participants register directly through Team for Life, we draw awareness to Lazarex’s cause. When you sign up as a Team for Life member you get a complete fundraising kit, including a secure, personalized donation website.
Over time, our Team for Life members help spread the word about us, ensuring that we can take on a record number of participants. Helping cancer patients have access to the latest breaking cancer treatments to get a second chance at life is Lazarex Cancer Foundation’s mission. If you are ready to take on this challenge with us, do not delay. Registration for the 2012 Golden Gate Triathlon will fill up quickly and your advanced notice of participation is preferred. To register, or, for more information, visit our registration page at: Golden Gate Triathlon 2012