Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Triathlon Man Update

Earlier this month, I featured a posting about Nathan Hangen, a soldier from NC currently stationed in Afghanistan who is managing to fit in his training for a triathlon while overseas. The tri he's preparing for is the Revolution3 Triathlon , taking place this June. Nathan earned a charity slot for the race and is looking to raise $1000 for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The V Foundaton was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina Sate basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $80 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. Nathan and his family have been touched by cancer several times. His grandfather died from cancer, his step-mother just beat cancer, and his younger brother beat a stage-3 diagnosis a few years back. If you're interested in helping Nathan reach his fundraising goal, please go to his V-Foundation Fundraising Page. I'm sure he'll appreciate any contribution.

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