Father/daughter team still raising funds to help children
orted on Gabrielle and Dave Heywood, a father/daughter team training for Ironman Texas. They are using their training to raise funds and awareness for Save the Children, a global organization that helps at-risk children around the world by providing food, shelter, education, medical treatment and other necessities.
This month we are providing an update on their efforts. As they prepare for Ironman Texas (2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling, and 26.2 miles of running), they are well along the way to accumulating miles and fitness. Their training plan will take them each over 1,000 miles in preparation for the race on May 16.
As part of their fundraising efforts, they are inviting individuals and businesses to match their miles with money. An individual who commits to match just one penny for each mile of training will donate $20. A company could match $1 per mile by making a $2,000 donation. Any size donation from any company, individual or group is welcome. They all go toward helping children.
One of the companies that became involved this month was Larson Certified Public Accountants, an accounting firm with several offices around Utah, including one in Spanish Fork. As a good corporate citizen in the community, Larson invited Gabrielle to make a presentation to their employees and invite them to help raise funds for Save the Children.
The Heywoods appreciate the support they get from companies like Larson. Dave says, “Not only do they help children who really need it by supporting our fundraising effort, it’s been great as a father for me to see Gabrielle learn how to make presentations in a business environment. She’s building more than just strength through her training; she’s gaining skills she’ll be able to use for the rest of her life.”
If you would like to have Gabrielle make a presentation to your company, club or organization or learn about how you can help, contact Dave Heywood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabrielle and Dave Heywood are asking for the community’s help as they train to participate in Ironman Texas and raise money for kids in need.