The Edith Sanford Breast Foundation has been named the Official Charity Partner of the Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga triathlon presented by McKee Foods, which takes place on 25 September 2016. The Foundation invites athletes to race with its national charity team, TeamEdith, and compete while raising funds and awareness for its mission to end breast cancer.
“We’re honoured to team up with IRONMAN and challenge athletes to make their 140.6 miles on race day even more meaningful,” said Micah Aberson, President of the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation. “Every dollar raised by TeamEdith competitors will help advance cutting-edge breast cancer research to find cures and raise the standard of breast care for women everywhere.”
While general entry to the race is sold out, there are a limited number of guaranteed spots available on TeamEdith for a commitment to raise at least US$3,500 for the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation. In addition to the pride of making a difference in the fight to end breast cancer, TeamEdith members will enjoy additional benefits, including priority placement of bicycle racks, access to a team hospitality tent, exclusive training and nutrition tips, and more.
- Personalized race bibs with low bib numbers
- Priority placement of bicycle racks
- Team hospitality tent
- Two porta potties for TeamEdith use only
- Official TeamEdith gear
- Access to giveaways and promotions
- Custom online fundraising page
- Exclusive training and nutrition tips from Thad Beaty (USA Triathlon Certified Coach, Triathlon Research Senior Level Certified Coach, Newton Running Certified Coach, Certified US Master Swim Coach)
The charity adds that, as a member of TeamEdith, 100% of every dollar raised will be invested directly in cutting-edge genomics research to help speed the way to cures.
Athletes already registered for the race can learn how to join TeamEdith and enjoy the benefits by visiting itswebsite, below.
“IRONMAN is honoured to partner with TeamEdith and help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer,” said Dave Deschenes, Executive Director of The IRONMAN Foundation. “Men and women alike are impacted by breast cancer, and we are glad that through this race and our athletes, there is an opportunity to support TeamEdith’s mission.”
Edith Sanford’s goodwill ambassador, TeamEdith captain, and IRONMAN Certified Coach Thad Beaty, guitarist for Grammy Award-winning band, Sugarland, will also lead activities on race day and train with members online in advance.
“TeamEdith athletes push the limits, physically and emotionally, to make a difference in the fight to end breast cancer,” said Beaty. “IRONMAN triathlon is a powerful platform for these inspiring men and women to bring their passion for the sport and the cause.”