Campaign: 2019 Ironman 70.3 Traverse City
Team: 2019 Ironman 70.3 Traverse City

Garrett  Whitley

This is my third year running to raise funds and awareness to bring clean water on behalf of Hope Water to children in Africa. For this year, I am doing two marathons (Detroit and Disney) and the Traverse City 70.3 Iron Man with a few triathlons, 5K, half marathons in the mix as well. The TC Iron Man is particularly challenging for me because it has a 1.2 mile swim and I am afraid of water after almost drowning 3 separate times from age 7-21. But, the cause is bigger than my fears! About the cause:

Nearly 1,000 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. Six kilometers, a little more than 3.7 miles, is the average distance round trip women and children in the developing world walk for water - water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. The average cost of providing clean, lasting water to one person is $50.

Thank you for taking the time to read and consider contributing to help save a child's life.