Amanda and Andi “Tri-it” for MC!
Neither of us have ever participated in a triathlon, but on behalf of the Mary Claire Satterly Foundation, we’re going to “Tri-it” for MC. On August 1st, the two of us will step out of our comfort zone and compete in the WIN for KC Triathlon in Kansas City, Missouri. The main reason we are participating in this is event is to create awareness about the Mary Claire Satterly Foundation and to spread “MCSpirit.”
In just 27 years, Mary Claire Satterly touched the lives of many. Lovingly known as “MC,” her zest for life, her love of others, and her innate goodness was contagious among all who knew her, and even those who did not. Her caring nature coupled with the highest of spirits earned itself a nickname, "MC Spirit."
In April of 2008, during a trip to her family home in Wilson, North Carolina to celebrate her Godchild's baptism, MC was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). Just four days after her diagnosis, cancer ended her life...but not her shining light. The Mary Claire Satterly Foundation (MCSF) was established by family and friends in honor of this Most Celebrated Spirit. The Foundation provides support for charitable organizations and individuals, with a focus on finding a cure for leukemia and improving the quality of life for patients and their families. The Foundation's first of many goals is establish the Mary Claire Satterly Pediatric Oncology Playroom in the new Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. In this playroom, sick children can just be children, something so dear to Mary Claire.
Please help us meet our goal to spread MCSpirit to others. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to MCSF and inquire with your employer about matching funds as this is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. If any other ladies want to participate, let us know – there’s still time for training! We already have a couple of girls signed up with us and can’t wait to meet up in Kansas City. (Sorry guys, this is a Ladies Only event.)
We encourage you to learn more about the Mary Claire Satterly Foundation, current and future projects, how you can get involved, upcoming and past fundraising events by visiting their website at www.mcspirit.org.
Every little bit helps!
Amanda & Andi
“Spirited Living, Inspired Giving”