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 dave@wasatchti­tle.com.

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.

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