We raised an AMAZING amount for Doctors Without Borders - our final tally came in at $12,760. We finished in the top 10 and won an additional cash award of $750. Get this, we have provided life saving nutrition to 337 kids. I'm excited, humbled, and feel so fortunate to be part of something this big.
Now, it's time to come together to cheer on our awesome women Triathletes!
Tomorrow, the two women who agreed to represent Team Plumpy Nut will finally face down Ironman Wisconsin. They race on behalf of the donors to this fund and the children who are its beneficiaries. Peg Lussenden and Judy Bergsgaard, a team of sisters who have trained for three years to make this possible, will swim 2.4 miles, ride a hilly 112 mile bike course, and then run a marathon. We hope you will join us for this amazing event and cheer them on, whether in real time on the course or on-line.
Tomorrow we will take a break from asking for your dollars and ask you instead to celebrate these two wonderful women who are racing for the cause by checking in on their race and sending then “Go Team” messages as you do.
Here’s how to keep track of the Plumpy Nut Racers:
1) Use Judy's GPS tracking unit to see her progress IN REAL TIME
if you use a web browser or IPhone www.MapMyAthlete.com/vemap.aspx?name=048780
if you use a PDA/Blackberry/Palm www.MapMyAthlete.com/pda.aspx?name=048780
2)Track the athletes overall on the Ironman website http://www.ironmanwisconsin.com/ using their race numbers.
Judy Bergsgaard race number is 2647
Peg Lussenden's race number is 2667
As you track Peg and Judy, feel free to leave virtual messages for them in the “comments” section of this blog. I've turned off comment moderation, so your posts will be real time.
If you live on the course or are out cheering and have access to a computer, please post Plumpy Nut Sightings!!! We want to know where they are, how they’re doing, and whether they are still smiling!!
The race begins at 7:00 Central US, and goes until midnight. Let's give our SisterShack some shout outs! These two women are AWESOME!
Thanks to everyone for being part of this extraordinary project! We are grateful to every person who has participated by giving time, energy, creativity, dollars, and, in the case of Peg and Judy, lots and lots of sweat equity! We hope you feel good knowing you are part of an effort that has resulted in saving nearly 350 children’s lives this year, and that you will join us to witness the conclusion of this year’s Plumpy Nut Ironman Campaign tomorrow.
Meghan and Amber for Team Plumpy'Nut
*and lots of little full tummies of peanut paste called Plumpy'Nut