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Help Me, Fight Cancer


Why Race?
I have decided to run this race to not only challenge myself, but to challenge everyone to help find a cure for cancer. There have been too many people in my life affected by the 'C' word this year and it's time for it to STOP! All your donations are genuinely appreciated!

What is Barb's Race?
Barb's Race was started in honor of Barbara Recchia, a long-time Vineman volunteer and race committee member who has twice been faced with the daunting task of fighting cancer. She has taken this challenge head-on and is currently living a full and healthy life. If you need a little inspiration to prepare for finishing a half Ironman, all you have to do is look Barb's way. If Barb can beat cancer, then what's the big deal about finishing a half Ironman?!

Where do the monies go?
Since the first Barb's Race in 2001 we have raised more than $600,000 which has been given as grants to local cancer organizations. Most of the money raised is a result of entry fees for Barb's Race, of which 50% is donated to this fund. Additional monies are raised through athlete fundraising as well as donations from friends and family members of this event and all of the other Vineman Triathlon events. Over the last eleven years, the Vineman Charity Grants have contributed to cancer research to fight breast cancer and for cancer support services. Some of the organizations we have donated to are the Sutter Breast Care Center and the Cancer Library and Health Resource Center here in Sonoma County, as well as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Commonweal and UCSF for research into women's cancers.

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Fundraising has ended.

Total Donations: $744.00 Goal: $1,250

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Bike finish from the Marquee Triathlon.
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