The IRONMAN Foundation will distribute more than US$80,000 in charitable giveback to support the Nice region in conjunction with the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, including a service project serving local children at the Lenval Foundation Children’s Hospital.
The IRONMAN Foundation Community Fund provides community and volunteerism grant opportunities to non-profit organizations where IRONMAN events are held. In 2019, the IRONMAN Foundation will distribute more than US$1.8 million in grant funding to support the needs of race communities around the world.
Four local non-profit organizations in Nice will receive Community Grant awards:
- The Lenval Foundation will receive US$33,300 to fund new equipment at the Lenval Foundation Children’s Hospital.
- Le Point Rose will receive US$25,700 to support new construction at its facility dedicated to supporting families with terminally ill children.
- NAEVUS 2000 will receive US$11,000 to support its work with patients suffering from Congenital Giant Nevus, a rare cutaneous malformation that places them at risk for melanoma.
- CAMI Sport & Cancer will receive US$10,000 to support its work with low-income cancer patients.
“We are truly honoured to partner with the Lenval Foundation, Le Point Rose, NAEVUS 2000, CAMI Sport & Cancer and L’Association ADAM and support their initiatives,” said Sarah Hartmann, Executive Director of the IRONMAN Foundation. “Together we’re leaving a positive, lasting impact and our IRONMAN legacy here in Nice.”
Inside the IRONMAN Village in the IRONMAN Foundation area on Wednesday, September 4 through Friday, September 6, athletes are invited to pack a backpack for the at-risk children served by the L’Association ADAM in the Moulins district of Nice.
On Monday, September 9, IRONMAN athletes, staff and volunteers will visit the Lenval Foundation Children’s Hospital to tour the facility and spend time with the children.
Women For Tri Celebration
Women For Tri, an initiative of the IRONMAN Foundation launched by IRONMAN to bring more women into the sport of triathlon, will hold a special celebration on Friday morning, September 6. Here, 500 women will race the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in support of the Women For Tri grant program.
The Women For Tri event will be hosted by Kyrsten Sinema, the Chair of the Women For Tri Advisory Committee and United States Senior Senator from Arizona. Participants will hear from a panel of inspiring female professional and age-group triathletes, including eight-time IRONMAN World Champion and the ‘Queen of Kona’, Paula Newby-Fraser, in addition to meeting other women racing in Nice and celebrate each other and their triathlon journeys.
“This year’s IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship includes 500 additional age-group women racing to support Women For Tri,” said Kyrsten Sinema, United States Senior Senator from Arizona and chair of the Women For Tri Committee of Advisors. “Their participation supports women all over the world who are rediscovering their potential as triathletes.”