The NephCure Foundation has 15 spots available for the NY City Nautica Triathlon coming up on August 7, 2011.
All it takes is for the person wanting the spot is for them to agree to help us do some fundraising surrounding their participation.
They will be partnered with a family who will help them and it’s a soft goal so no pressure and no risk.
We’ll give them tools to help and will fully support their efforts on our behalf.
It’s a wonderful foundation that funds research and treatment for two rare kidney disorders.
Here is a link to the charity….
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Sounds like a great cause. Contact me and we can get your story on our site as well.
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All individual athletes who do fundraisers for NephCure are called "Nephletes," and we pair them with a patient or family affected by the two kidney diseases on which we're focused. The athlete agrees to participate in their honor. The family helps with fundraising. Here's an example of such a pairing: http://www.firstgiving.com/bmayer
There is no “fee” to enter, just a fundraising goal. Nephletes have a soft fundraising goal of $3,000 (a joint effort with the paired family), and we support you in different tactics to get there. We make it fun and easy.
This pairing was particularly touching and got some amazing press:
Rexburg Family Inspires NYC Marathon Runner
We get wonderful support from other professional athletes, so it's quite a great opportunity.
Here is some basic information about NephCure: The NephCure Foundation is the only organization committed exclusively to seeking a cause for the potentially devastating kidney conditions, Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), improve treatment and find a cure. NephCure was founded in 1999 and established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2000. NephCure is made up of patients, their families and friends, researchers, physicians and other healthcare professionals joining forces to create awareness and generate funding for research.
Feel free to contact me for more information.
The NephCure Foundation
333 Mamaroneck Avenue #451
White Plains, NY 10605