Volunteer of the Month for November 2008
On September 6th, Charlotte Todd competed in a triathlon to raise money for IOCC. The race was called “Tri For Your Cause” and was held at Boulder Reservoir in Colorado. The event included a 1/2 mile swim in open water, a 26 mile bike ride, and a 4 mile run. After 2 hours and 44 min. she crossed the finish line ... not to receive any awards (obviously!), but to give IOCC over $1,700 for its humanitarian programs around the world. Competitors were allowed to choose a charitable cause but the charity had to be on the race list. If it wasn’t, the only way to get it on the list was to raise at least $1000, so that’s what Charlotte set out to do. Out of 300 participants, she raised the second largest amount of money for her charity. Out of $10,000 raised in total for charitable organizations, she raised 17% of it alone for IOCC. Many people in Colorado sponsored her with the hope of getting IOCC on the permanent list of recipient organizations for this triathlon. They did it! Now anyone who runs this race in the future can donate their entrance fee and collections to IOCC, no matter the amount. A little pain for world-wide gain – that was her motto and motivation. Anyone else inspired to do the same?