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8th Annual All Women’s TRI FOR THE CURE ARIZONA

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Feb. 26, 2014 - PRLog -- Give it a TRI – There’s still plenty of time to register and EVERYONE can be involved!
·         Let’s make some BIG Pink Noise this year!Bring a girlfriend, become a fundraiser when you sign up and get your family and friends to cheer, participate and train with you!
What: Tri-Scottsdale Foundation presents the 8th Annual TRI FOR THE CURE
         – A women only Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Race
Benefitting: The Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona

When: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Where: Chandler High School, 350 N Arizona Ave
         Chandler, AZ 85225

2014 Four Race Options:
1.    Adult Women’s Triathlon – 400 yrd swim, 8 mile bike, 2 mile run
2.    Adult Women’s Duathlon – 1 mile run, 8 mile bike, 2 mile run
3.    Adult Women’s Triathlon Relay
4.    Women’s 5K FUN Run (3.2 mile run)

Schedule of Events: Transition Area Opens: 5:00am
         Body Marking: 5:00am
         Aerobic Warm-Up: 5:00am
         Race Start: 7:00am
         Post Race Party (ongoing): 8:30am

How: Register at www.triforthecureaz.com (http://www.triforthecureaz.com)

Free Training: Tri- Scottsdale Foundation provides free training seminars designed to help  you get to the race start and cross the finish line with ease and confidence. Topics include everything from training tips and secrets on what to wear! The seminars will enlighten you and introduce you to other triathletes and give you an opportunity to learn about the course and more! Contact Preston@triscottsdale.org for more information on the training clinics.

TRI Facts:
·         This all women’s triathlon provides a multi-sport event for women with       the cause at heart.
·         Train and participate with your  girl friends while supporting the race to     end breast cancer!
·          Tri will provide charitable donations to underprivileged children and will          provide financial support to some triatheletes.
·         This race is for every gal, from first timers to avid athletes.

History of the TRI For the Cure:
The founding team started the Tri for the Cure race in 2007 benefiting the Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona. Each year the TRI For the Cure has had an increasing number of participants and sponsors, raising more money to support a cure for breast cancer. www.triforthecureaz.com

Survivor Stories:

Heather Godina: From “Bald and Boobless” to Triathlete

In mid-July of 2010, 29-year-old Heather Godina found a lump on her right side. By mid August she was having a mammogram and biopsy. Ten days later she was at her doctor’s office to decide whether to undergo a lumpectomy, a single or double mastectomy. It all happened in the blink of an eye.

Heather decided to undergo a double mastectomy. A series of tests determined where the cancer had spread and they revealed she was in Stage 3. They also performed a bracket test to determine if Heather was a carrier, which she wasn’t. After the surgery, Heather underwent two rounds of chemotherapy and seven-and-a-half weeks of radiation.

In January of 2011 Heather had completed the first round of chemo, which left her feeling devastated and, in her words, “bald, fat and boobless.” It was then that a friend told her about Tri for the Cure.

“I had to make a decision: I was going through the same thing whether I was in the good mood or a bad mood, so it’s all about choice,” she says. Those who know her say she’s always positive, smiling and very encouraging of others. “I worked the whole time I trained and did chemo,” she says. “It just felt good to get back into something normal.” Heather’s last chemo treatment took place on the Friday after the Tri for the Cure.

Tri for the Cure is open to all women who are looking to have a good experience. As an event, it’s big enough to be challenging but not intimidating. There’s great support for first-time tri-athletes, and Heather is now a part of the event committee, helping to make sure there’s special acknowledgement of survivors.

Today, Heather is still cancer free. She has had a full reconstructive surgery and has two Tri for the Cure under her belt plus a very recent Half Iron Man (which she rocked). She’s planning to do a full Iron Man next year, in addition to her work with Tri for the Cure.

Tonsa Price-Edwards, Breast Cancer Survivor
Tonsa is a transplant from Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Walnut Hills High School, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati. Beginning her career at P&G, her expertise spans both Operations and Human Resources. After moving to the Valley of the Sun in 1994, she worked for The Dial Corporation, Pulte Homes and DriveTime. Her current position is as Vice President of Human Resources for Safety Services Company.

In 2007, this daughter, sister, wife and mother added another “label” … “Breast Cancer Survivor”.  Drawing from this intense personal experience as a survivor, Tonsa is passionate and committed to turning this experience into action, especially within the African-American community. Research has shown that African American women are often diagnosed later and have more aggressive breast cancers. Tonsa would like to educate African American women about being examined earlier and finding the top quality care that is needed.

Tonsa was honored and humbled in 2011, as she was invited to join the Komen Phoenix Board of Directors. Today she proudly serves on the Promise Committee. Tonsa is fully committed to helping Komen get to a “world without breast cancer” and actively collaborates with other members of the Board to ensure a strong Komen Phoenix. Komen Phoenix has recently adopted an expanded four point platform for breast self-awareness: (1) Know your risks; (2) Get screened; (3) Know your body and talk to your doctor if you notice any changes and; (4) Make healthy life style choices. An avid runner, emerging cyclist and amateur photographer, Tonsa is blessed to be supported by an incredible husband, Del Monte Edwards and they are the very proud parents of Dr. Adrienne Michelle Edwards. Their household also includes a spunky little Yorkie, named Komen, who was given to Tonsa by her family on her five year survivor anniversary!

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