Last year, we embarked on our first Ironman 70.3 triathlon adventure in Lake Tahoe. We were honoured and inspired by all of your support in helping us raise over $2,300 for The Breast Cancer Fundraiser!
It’s time for round two with Ironman Mont Tremblant 70.3, on June 26th!
Why this race?
- Tyler grew up skiing & biking in Mt. Tremblant, 1.5 hours outside of Montreal, Canada.
- Our shared birthday is June 23rd so why not celebrate by doing a brisk 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run in the mountains of Quebec?
- There’s a great charity component of the race. This year, we are part of the Smile Train fundraising team, tasked to raise $3,000 by race day.
What is Smile Train?
Globally, 1 in every 700 children are born with a cleft lip and/or palate. Clefts are the leading birth defect in many developing countries. Smile Train is an international children’s charity that provides free surgery to poor children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. Millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their communities.
Smile Train uses the “teach a man to fish” model focusing on training local doctors to perform cleft repairs in their communities. Those doctors then go on to train other doctors creating a long-term, sustainable system.
For as little as $250, Smile Train performs a 45 minute surgery that changes a life. With all your help, we can change the lives of 12 children!
Our combined impact:
With your help, we will raise $3,000 which will change the lives of 12 children!
Thank you for your help!
Megan & Tyler Porteous