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MELANOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION

IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh 2013 Raleigh,  North Carolina

Donations as of September 22, 2014:

$410.00 Raised Offline
$9,945.00 Raised Online
$10,355.00 Total Raised

Wil Weldon's Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

I have been competing in triathlons since 1998 and have gotten better and faster in each year since.  For the past four years, I have competed in The Nation's Tri, an Olympic-distance tri each September in DC.  Now, I have decided to ramp the distance up quite a bit!

Not just for my own fitness goals, but to help raise money for a cause in which I strongly believe, I am competing in a 70.3 Ironman in Raleigh NC (and surrounding counties) this June 2013.  I have committed to raising $10,000 (changed from $5000, already achieved!) for the Melanoma Research Foundation (with Team GoToHellMel) in advance of this race.  I need your help.   Every bit is appreciated and important and will go toward an important research cause.

Please watch my video on the right for more information on why this cause matters.  In short, I have known three amazing people -- Chris Bassetti, Robert Honeycutt, and Ted Murphy -- who in the past two years were taken early from vital, effective lives -- due to melanoma. This disease needs more research so the numbers do not grow. It affects people of all ages and all skin types. And people who are otherwise generally healthy.  Melanoma could affect any of us at any time, directly or indirectly.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.  

Since it's not just about me, I do need your help -- to keeep going 70.3 miles in one day and to contribute to melanoma research and prevention.  Many thanks for your support -- I am humbled and amazed at the generosity thus far, causing me to raise the target amount! -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

NOW -- two days before the race, I have uploaded a new picture of a handkerchief with the names of everyone who has contributed so far written on it!  I'm psyched to see all the names of the 64 people who have contributed a little or a lot, but always a significant amount toward funding further melanoma research.  It's not too late to donate and help me reach the $10,000 goal!  Thanks to all whose names are already here.

Supporters

Comment Donation
W. Wallace Fridy, Jr. In memory of Ken Holsombeck
$25.00*
Brenda Brodie
$150.00*
Allan Gurganus
$100.00*
Anonymous
$25.00
deborah
$25.00
Betsy and David Driver In honor of Ted.
$500.00
Deb and James Dobbins In honor of Ted Murphy
$100.00
Miller
$100.00
Roger Wery and Rolf de Vegt For Robert Honeycutt
$250.00
Victoria and Stephen Tillotson You Rock Wil!!!
$20.00
Hollister Trott Good luck on Sunday!!!!
$25.00
Jane Cox
$25.00
Scott and Alison Gatherum In loving memory of our great friend and "class president" Ted Murphy.
$100.00
Jamey & Liz Schall
$60.00*
Whit Go Wil! In memory of Robert.
$100.00
Martha F. and Richard Thompson
$25.00*
Aimee and Matt Hoyt
$25.00
Chris Underwood You are on your way to having a great race while raising money for a good cause. Good Luck!
$100.00
Karl and Annie Whitney For Ted, but also for you -- ROCK IT, Will!!
$250.00
Phil Ash
$50.00
Toby Matthews
$25.00
Kim Bart in memory of Ronie Garcia-Johnson.
$25.00
Josh Gibson
$50.00
Marty Smith
$200.00
Marc Phillips For Ted. Go Wil!
$250.00
Scott and Cindy Carrigan In memory of Robert Honeycutt. Robert was a dear friend that I will sorely miss.
$200.00
Gil Resultan For Robert. I will always remember our wonderful life together. I love and miss you. Go Wil go! Thank you!
$2,500.00
Karyn and Ken Belanger In memory of Ted.
$50.00
Anonymous Good luck Wil! Swim, bike and run strong! Ted will be looking over you, for sure.
$220.00
Hank and Ann Majestic In honor of an exceptional guy and appreciation for his remarkable family and devoted friends.
$100.00
Rob
$100.00
Michael Bassetti My Brother Chris and I ran a tri and I cherish the memory. Have a great race Wil. Thankyou for choosing this cause.
$50.00
Chad Nivens For Ted, those who knew him loved him, an inspiration for us all......good luck in the TA.
$250.00
Chris and Cheryl Nicchitta In honor of Ted Murphy, who was taken from us way too soon, and whose tremendous courage and joy in life remain an inspiration.
$50.00
Lori Hardin
$25.00
Lila and Rainer We miss Ted a lot and hope your efforts help to spare others from this disease. Go Wil!
$500.00
Gayle and Russell Batten
$25.00*
Rich & Jan Connelly Go Wil! Ted was bigger then life. Stacy is terrific. Go to Hell Mel.
$50.00
Anonymous What a great way to honor Robert and your other friends. Go hard.
$50.00
Don Ball
$50.00
Margaret Kim In honor of Ted Murphy. Go Wil! Go Stacy! Go to Hell Mel!
$100.00
Alice & Gibson Ledgerwood
$50.00
Jim & Gail Crane Wil, Jim & I applaud your ambitious endeavor in memory of our godchild, Ted Murphy. Go the hell Mel! Good luck!
$200.00
Cathy & David Shoemaker
$250.00
Kelly McCormick & Kevin Stephens In honor of Ted Murphy - Go to hell Mel!
$250.00
Mara Furlow In memory of Ted - friend, mentor, and all-around good guy.
$100.00
Kimberley Cummings In memory of Ted, from a CATO colleague
$50.00
Lori Morton Donating in memory of Ted Murphy. He lived his life with passion and vigor and inspired those he left behind to do the same.
$100.00
Stacy Murphy My dear Ted. I love you and miss you. May the cure rate for this awful cancer continue on the current positive upward trajectory.
$500.00
Christopher and Heather This is an audacious quest - for such an important cause. Go get em! This said, you are not let off the hook for the quarry run.
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$410
Raised Online
$9,945
Total Raised
$10,355
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