Thanks for taking the time to visit my page in
support of the Children of Peru Foundation, a
great charity fighting against poverty in my
Recently, the Children of Peru Foundation
contacted me as they were selected to be part of the
charity program of the first IRONMAN in
NY/NJ, offering me a place on their team. I saw this
as a great opportunity to raise awareness for this
charity, which is doing some very important work in
I have never done an IRONMAN and have only
competed in triathlons of much less distance.
An IRONMAN consists of a 2.4 mile swim,
followed by a 112 mile bike ride and finished by a
26.2 mile run (yes, a marathon). Needless to say, I
am taking on a very big challenge.
Running and triathlons have truly changed my life.
Through endurance sports I have discovered strength
and fortitude within myself that I never knew I had.
With this newly discovered strength I also found the
yearning to make a difference. I felt the need to
use this sport, that gave so much to me, to give
I will be giving a lot of
my time, energy and determination in preparing for
this event. I ask that you please support me as I
focus on training and preparation for the most
demanding athletic endurance test I may ever face.
My drive, focus and thirst for completing this event
will need to be bold beyond measure. I understand
this and accept this challenge.
I know we are all flooded
with requests for money from hundreds of worthy
causes. I want you to know that this money will be
well used in the fight against poverty in my
homeland. The money you give will help to build a
better future for poor children in Peru, by helping
to provide better healthcare & education.
I am beyond grateful to be given the chance to be a
part of this. I hope you will join me as I embark on
this great adventure to benefit a truly noble cause.
My success will not only be determined by my
endurance training but also the support of my family
and friends. Together we can do this!
Here are some ways to sponsor my new challenge & this great cause:
1 Click the link below to
make a donation online through PayPal.
You will get an email
notification once you submit your donation, however,
it will take about 24 hours to view your donation on
2 Send a check made
payable to Children of Peru Foundation (with
Jonathan Vera written on the memo line) to: Children of Peru Foundation
340 East 64th St. Suite 2G, New York, NY 10065