The 2017 Life Time Tri Minneapolis Triathlon was really special. Not only was it my strongest triathlon performance to date, but I did so as part of Team Save the Children, raising $1,420 to help support the amazing work that they do around the globe.
Making the journey even more meaningful is that I did this in memory of Olivia Ann Christiano, who was born a sleeping angel to my good friends Robbie and Alisha. As a friend, it’s often hard to find the words to say during a time of loss. That’s when I decided I could use my triathlon hobby as a platform to raise money in honor and memory of Olivia to make a positive impact in the lives of children around the globe.
Millions of children throughout the world face chronic malnutrition, die from preventable illnesses, or are vulnerable to exploitation, violence or neglect. Save the Children saves countless lives by providing food assistance, medical care, education and disaster relief assistance. And nearly 90% of expenses goes to programs.
I’m very thankful for the contributions of friends, family and some very generous people who I’ve never met. Together, we made a difference in the world and honored Olivia’s memory.
Thanks for your support!