Mike Mahlstedt's Fundraising Page
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
You probably reached this page because you read the Houston Chronicle article in the April 11, 2010 Sunday Real Estate section. I appreciate your interest in learning more about Cherish Our Children International - COCI (see video here), whose mission is to develop and fund projects and programs that provide a brighter future for the world's most vulnerable children.
Since its inception in 1993, COCI has focused on providing children opportunities that they would not otherwise have. COCI supports children in Houston and around the world; therefore I have decided that COCI children are my Reason 2 Race in the July 2010 Ironman.
I'm racing for children like Devon from Houston (read his story here). A child of incarcerated parents, Devon could have easily "fallen through the cracks" and gone down a similar unproductive path. Instead, Devon has beaten the odds and graduated from LSU because of support he has received from COCI through the No More Victims, Inc program.
I'm racing for Kennedy from Kenya who was orphaned at the age of 10 and had suffered many years from malnutrition, parasites and fungus infections. Kennedy is now living at COCI's Children First compound and is a healthy active young boy who loves to read and dreams of someday becoming a doctor.
Each one of us has the ability to impact a child's life. I'm priviledged to have my racing endeavors make a difference for many.
I invite you to join me in supporting these children. You can make a donation here. Any amount would be great: $50, $100 or other, or you can even choose these children as your Reason 2 Race by joining Team COCI.
As I stated in the news article, "You need a passion [for crossing the finish line]". Knowing your racing journey is for a bigger cause ensures success for all!
Thank you for your support!
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