Gary Kirby Triathlon: Welcome
Welcome to the 2012
Gary Kirby Triathlon for Cancer Research
The 2012 Gary Kirby Triathlon for Cancer Research is set for June 2, 2012 at the Bedford at Falls River Recreation Center, in Raleigh, NC. The participant cap for this year will be 200. Whether you are planning to race, volunteer, or cheer on particpants, we look forward to seeing you on June 2.
Please explore the website to find links to the generous sponsors who help make this race a success, photos of previous races, links to Duke Cancer Center, and information about and photos of Gary Kirby, who left a long legacy of people he inspired.
The Gary Kirby Charitable Fund for Cancer Research was set up in 2008 to raise money for cancer research. Gary Kirby, who passed away in 2006 from transitional cell carcinoma was an avid triathlete, husband, dad, grandpa, and friend. Family and friends have put on the Gary Kirby Triathlon for Cancer Research as a way to honor Gary and to fight cancer. In its first six years, the Gary Kirby Triathlon for Cancer Research has donated over $110,000 to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, where Gary was treated. We look forward to our 7th annual race on June 2th, 2012.
For those who knew my dad or those who are interested in this race because someone they loved has had cancer, NOW is our opportunity to equip those who can fight this disease! Whether you are visiting this site as a race participant, sponsor, or looking to donate to the cause, proceeds from your tax deductible gift goes directly to the Gary Kirby Charitable Fund for Cancer Research. Please check if your employer will match your gift to the Gary Kirby Charitable Fund for Cancer Research.
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