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Thank you for your interest in Team COCI. Team COCI is an easy way for you to get involved and make a difference for the children we serve. Pick one of our events below and click the JOIN TEAM button to set up a fundraising campaign to spread awareness and raise funds for our programs. Walkers are welcome.

It’s not just about you raising funds we want you to let the kids support you to your finish line. When you create your campaign story include a personal goal with your community along with why you are making a difference with COCI. You might be out to win your age group, set a PR, or it might be just crossing the finish line. When you share your goals your community holds you accountable.

It’s fun! If your event is not listed below let us know and we will add it.

You don’t have to run, bike, or tri. Just let us know what you want to do and we will provide you with a page. Be as creative as you can be. Bowling, Lemonade Stand, Golfing, Wedding Registry, are just a few ideas.

Thanks for supporting COCI in making a difference.         

Ironman Texas
 The Woodlands, TX
May 19, 2012

On May 19th, 2012, my Adessa and I will be tackling our second Ironman Triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run) in The Woodlands.

As many of you know, my wife and I were inspired to train for the 2010 Houston Chevron Marathon when our 12-year old daughter committed to training and running a marathon to honor her grandmother's ninth and final race.  Our daughter's ABC13 video link is below.

Now, we're inspired by 12-year olds and other children all over the world to tackle a new and inspirational challenge and to raise money for the innocent, the helpless and the needy!

We discovered COCI last year when one of COCI’s Iron Man Finishers was honored by our running group for raising the most money of any other participant in that year’s race. To learn more about COCI and to discover their commitment to children around the world, watch this video and read their website.

Here are examples of the difference that your support of our TEAM and COCI can make for children around the world:

•$50 provides daycare support for one child from Kenya's slums for one month

•$100 provides uniforms and equipment for two special needs children for one year in a program bringing Arab and Jewish kids together

•$200 provides 1 High School Student with 2 healthy snacks a day for 1 year in Houston, TX

•$500 provides counseling and transportation of non HIV medications and food staples for one year to one poverty stricken rural family in Romania with at least one HIV+ child

•$1,000 provides support in Kenya for one teacher and one "mama" for one month in a residential and daycare center serving seventy children

•$2,000 provides a driver's salary and fuel for two months to operate the community transport program in Belgrade serving over 60 institutionalized and special needs children for two months

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our TEAM’s fund raising efforts.

Thank you for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! 

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