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Mr. Michael D Murphy
Alright folks. What started out as ONE MARATHON in 2009 has since become EIGHT MARATHONS (including a few ultramarathons) and counting. I just completed the LA Marathon on March 17, 2013, my fourth time doing that race.
And now, watching my friends get into Triathlons has made me hungry for a new challenge . . . .
So, I have signed up for the Austin Half Iron Man. That means I will be training for a race that includes a 1.2 MILE SWIM, a 56 MILE BIKE RIDE, followed by a HALF MARATHON (13.1 MILES). I may actually have now completely lost my mind.
Why do this? The answer is simple: I have been given so many gifts in life, and have been so lucky. There are things I just do not have to worry about -- food, shelter, dental care, basic necessities -- that others, in our community, who have HIV/AIDS and who have not been so lucky have to struggle for on a daily basis. APLA provides that assistance. So, in exchange for APLA's gracious offer to train me for a Half Iron Man, I will raise $3,100 + to help those in need. I will do training swims in the Pacific Ocean, cycle along Pacific Coast Highway, and run along the shores of Zuma Beach for about four months.
That’s why I’m asking you to help. Please join me in doing what we can to bring an end to HIV/AIDS.
One important note: the money you raise WILL NOT be going to my travel expenses to Austin for the race. I will pay for that myself. That means that the money you donate goes directly to APLA and the services they provide.
Please donate today by clicking on the button that says, "Donate To Support...". It's easy! Help me exceed my goal and make a difference in the life of an APLA client today. Donations are put to use immediately — so please, donate today!
Thank you so much for caring, and thank you for your support.
I will be posting blog entries about my progress, and maybe a few videos here and there. So stay posted for more information . . .
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TEAM TO END AIDS -- Los Angeles | The David Geffen Center: 611 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005 213.201.1400 : T2EA@apla.org
TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) is a marathon and endurance training program benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles.