FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LifeQuest Transitions
6125 Omaha Blvd
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80915
Young local athlete to race in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii on October 8th while raising funds for wounded, ill, and injured soldiers.
Colorado Springs, Colorado-September 27th, 2010- Danielle Kehoe, a 24 year old age-group elite athlete, is a Colorado native that qualified for the Ironman World Championships. Kehoe is one of seven athletes featured by the Ironman Foundation, which highlights racers who seek to raise funds for charity. Kehoe will be raising funds for LifeQuest Transitions, a non-profit where she works as a personal trainer and life coach for our Military’s wounded, ill and injured.
Kehoe’s passion for racing started at an early age. She has been racing competitively in triathlons since she was seven years old, so it was no surprise that she beat out her many competitors with a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run (her first ever marathon) to qualify. However, Kehoe races for a bigger cause that is very close to her heart. The Ironman Foundation’s mission is to “leave Ironman's legacy through philanthropy, voluntarism and grant making; by supporting various athletic, community, education, health, human services and public benefit non-profits.” Ironman will feature these athletes during the race on October 8th, 2011, with special offers for donations and will even match donations at different points in the race. Last year, the event was live streamed to over five million viewers. Spread the word about the Ironman Foundation and watch one of our very own local athletes compete with the world’s best.
“I will be thinking about each of the soldiers I have worked with throughout my Ironman race and even in the low moments of exhaustion, fatigue, and mental questioning I will know that there are so many men and women who have been through so much more, and have succeeded!” –Danielle Kehoe
Anyone can donate to Danielle’s cause by visiting her Ironman Foundation page: http://ironman.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=994040&supid=338566524.
LifeQuest Transitions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is “to empower our Nation’s military service members with life skills that enable personal growth, promote leadership development and facilitate positive change during transition into, through and beyond military life.” Visit us on the web at www.myLQ.org.