Brett's Fundraising Page

Race Report/Blog
Nov 02, 2018

Here is my recap of the Ironman October 13, 2018. I tried my best to share what I was thinking as well as my emotions during each part of the race. 

Please copy the link to access. 

https://bikodds.blogspot.com/2018/10/ironman-world-championships-kona-hi.html

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Brett's "Why" video
Sep 21, 2018

Please check out this video produced by Rudy Project, North America where I explain my "why" - my reasons that I am doing the Ironman World Championships while raising money and awareness to eradicate blood cancers!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqBrCnglIIc 

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Front Porch Article
Sep 20, 2018

Thank you Front Porch for the feature article in this month's edition.  They did a great job tying it all together.  https://frontporchne.com/article/cancer-breakthroughs/

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My Fundraising Page
Jul 25, 2018

Please join me on my adventure!

 

An adventure to Kona, Hawaii to participate in the Ironman World Championshps October 13, 2018.

 

An adventure to cure blood cancers.

 

An adventure that will challenge every aspect of my life.

 

An adventure that will push my limits emotionally, physically and spiritually every day.

 

Dear Family, Friends, Neighbors, Colleagues and Patients,

I have been selected to participate in the Hawaii Ironman in October representing the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

 

Yes, THE HAWAII IRONMAN!!!!!  A life-long dream of mine. 

 

I will participate through a charity slot with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training.  My goal is to raise $100,000 to help cure blood cancers. 

 

How did this come to be?

 

I did an oncology residency after dental school where I treated many patients who were undergoing treatment for various forms of leukemia, lymphoma and other blood related cancers.  The chemotherapy was so strong, it would completely wipe out the patient’s immune system.  My job was to treat their dental needs prior to them starting their chemo.  Any infection in their mouths (or any other part of their body) would kill them as they would have no defense.  It was an eye-opening time of my life to see my patients on both sides of this. Many didn’t survive.  

 

For many of the cancers, the treatments that were available just didn’t work.

 

A few years later, I moved to Colorado to live and play in the beautiful mountains.   I left the hospital setting and went into private practice.  In 2001, I joined up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training (TNT) to meet some new people, to train for the LA triathlon and to contribute to a solution to blood cancers.  I personally raised several thousand dollars and had the best triathlon experience of my life.   It was announced that over $2 million was raised at that event alone. 

 

I was hooked!  I get to work out with amazing people for an amazing cause. 

 

I stayed on to coach the triathlon team for several years and then coached several marathon teams for TNT.  I have been surrounded by wonderful inspirational people who have stories of their personal struggles with blood cancers as well as the struggles of their family and friends.  Some have survived, many have not.   

 

In 2009 (8 years later), my mom, Gloria Kessler, was diagnosed with Chronic Myleogenous Leukemia (CML).  The first drug that she was put on (Gleevec) worked for a few years, unfortunately other health issues came into play. 

 

My mom succumbed to the disease in May of 2016. 

 

We had no hisory of cancer in my family.  This disease does not discriminate. 

 

Gleevec is a relatively new drug to treat CML.  The funding for clinical trials cam directly from the money that was raised back in my events in 2001.  It kept her alive for several years!

 

I have been affiliated with TNT over the years as a fundraiser twice as well as a coach for several triathlon/marathon teams. 

 

The mission of TNT/LLS heas never meant more to me than it does today. 

 

Please contribute to my campaign directly.  Please contribute to my campaign by spreading the word, forwarding the link.  Please contribute to my campaign by supporting and join me in my training.  

 

Cancer does not discriminate.  Help join the mission to erradicate all blood born cancers and join me on my jouney

 

Thank you!

 

Brett

 

 

We have a mountain to climb to make this happen.  Please help by joining me on my journey!

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Supporter Comments

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    "Go Brett, Go!"
     

    Larry Martin

    Wed Mar 14 02:54:56 EDT 2018

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    "Thanks for doing this, Brett!"
     

    Linda Close

    Fri Mar 30 04:48:31 EDT 2018

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    "Good work, Brett!"
     

    Trent Nestman

    Wed Apr 04 03:12:32 EDT 2018

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    "Good Luck Brett!"
     

    Matthew Hoadley

    Sun Apr 08 08:45:11 EDT 2018

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    "Happy Birthday, Brett! "
     

    Symantha Rodriguez

    Tue Apr 10 08:01:41 EDT 2018

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    "Get it, Coach..."
     

    Nina Nelan

    Fri Apr 13 04:34:21 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett Go!! We will not make it to HI as I am still struggling with symptoms from my Chemo but Lynne and I will be there in spirit!! We are so proud of you!!!"
     

    Wade Winker

    Wed Apr 18 06:01:51 EDT 2018

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    "We�re very proud of your fitness and commitment to fighting Leukemia/Lymphoma"
     

    Dave and Randee Kushner

    Sun May 20 01:08:06 EDT 2018

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    "You rock!"
     

    Julie & Ben

    Fri Jun 01 02:29:02 EDT 2018

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    "Run Brett! Run!"
     

    Beth Towne and Dan Wilson

    Sat Jun 02 09:29:18 EDT 2018

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    "A worthy effort and you are an inspiration to all of us."
     

    Daniel Klemmedson

    Sat Jun 30 10:31:48 EDT 2018

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    "Best of Luck Brett -- we are cheering for you"
     

    Jim and Carole Robertson

    Wed Jul 18 10:28:03 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck Brett! My dad was diagnosed with Primary CNS Lymphoma this spring, so your team is near and dear to our heart as well. :) Lorraine & Paul"
     

    Lorraine Weissman

    Wed Jul 25 04:58:30 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett!!!"
     

    Nancy Johnson

    Wed Jul 25 05:09:19 EDT 2018

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    "You will do it! "
     

    Patty Kelly

    Wed Jul 25 05:55:26 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, We're happy for you, and wishing you an amazing experience. Sharon and Jonathan Murdock"
     

    Jonathan Murdock

    Wed Jul 25 08:26:52 EDT 2018

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    "Go Dr. Kessler!!!"
     

    Altura Periodontics

    Thu Jul 26 04:30:55 EDT 2018

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    "You are awesome Brett! I will be cheering you on from Colorado. So proud of you and all that you are doing for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. "
     

    Kelly Davis

    Thu Jul 26 11:55:30 EDT 2018

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    "Have a great race ...watch those GUs on your teeth"
     

    The Gier Family

    Wed Aug 01 10:52:09 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, Way to step up! Good luck in Hawaii with your Ironman Competition. We are all very proud of you. Doug"
     

    Doug Wilson

    Thu Aug 02 05:15:44 EDT 2018

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    "Thank you Dr. K for your great work. Good luck. Tim"
     

    Tim Huckaby

    Fri Aug 03 01:22:06 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, I'm sorry about the loss of your mother to her leukemia disease. As you may recall, my late wife, Dot Tomlinson, died from acute myelogenous leukemia in April, 2016 after undergoing 12 months of treatment and extensive therapy including all the latest chemicals, radiation and cell transplants that were state of the art at the time. Unfortunately for her, the second round of treatment failed to reverse her disease. Ironically, we began donating to the LLS cause for decades before she was ever diagnosed. Much like you, a friend of mine from high school days was seeking donations to LLS for his bike riding fund raising efforts. His wife has had some form of chronic leukemia requiring ongoing treatment for decades, but she still survives. This year I will make my donation through your cause, and wish you well in your efforts. "
     

    Joseph Tomlinson

    Fri Aug 03 03:31:19 EDT 2018

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    "Ganbatte Brett! Proud of you and what you're doing. Aloha, Curt"
     

    Curt Shimizu

    Fri Aug 03 08:21:00 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, Thankful for the opportunity to support you in such a great cause! Go get em! Best, The gang at Corr"
     

    Corr Dental Designs Inc

    Thu Aug 09 12:26:04 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, We are proud to partner with you as your participate in the Ironman World Championship in an effort to find a solution for battling blood cancers. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU! WE ARE CHEERING YOU ON! Dr. Steve Nelson, Dr. Michael Rollert & Dr. Zachary Wells Nelson, Rollert & Wells Assoc. in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery "
     

    Dr. Nelson, Rollert & Wells Assoc. in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    Thu Aug 09 02:19:32 EDT 2018

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    "I am happy to have the means to help with this cause. You have given me an opportunity to be a decent human being. Thank you..."
     

    Stephen Dexter

    Fri Aug 17 04:00:45 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, you are one of my heros. I know you will do your very best because you are a winner! Love you dear mentor, Joan"
     

    Johanna Markham

    Sat Aug 18 02:59:43 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Don & Michelle Ku

    Sun Aug 19 10:05:24 EDT 2018

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    "Thank you for continuing to inspire us all, Brett! We are all very proud of you, Dr. Ironman Kessler! Zack"
     

    Zack Kalarickal

    Mon Aug 20 07:24:28 EDT 2018

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    "Good Luck Brett "
     

    Cynthia Olenwine 4

    Mon Aug 20 09:10:37 EDT 2018

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    "So proud of you, Brett!"
     

    Al & Candi Kushner

    Fri Aug 31 09:39:11 EDT 2018

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    ""Ferris Bueller...you're my hero." No like for real, you are man! I'm pulling for you the whole way."
     

    John Stevens

    Thu Sep 06 09:17:17 EDT 2018

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    "You got this Brett! Now it's just a mental game and lucky for you, that's your strong suit."
     

    Molly Pereira

    Fri Sep 14 12:21:55 EDT 2018

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    "Go, Brett! What a beautiful way to honor your Mom. Leslie Flowers, Indianapolis"
     

    Leslie Flowers

    Fri Sep 14 12:42:15 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett! Do good things!"
     

    Diane McShane

    Sat Sep 15 12:31:11 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, Good luck and have fun in Kona. Please keep in mind that this is not about winning the race (battle) it's about winning the war that you're focused on. Pay attention to your body and take care of IT as it's the most important and delicate piece of 'equipment' you have. Dad"
     

    Larry Kessler

    Tue Sep 18 12:58:42 EDT 2018

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    "Despite the pain enjoy the day as you remember your Mom"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Sep 20 10:09:58 EDT 2018

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    "Thanks Brett for all you do for others! I appreciate YOU!!"
     

    Gary Takacs

    Mon Oct 01 02:00:47 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett Go! "
     

    Jeff & Amy Raval

    Tue Oct 02 03:24:32 EDT 2018

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    "In honor of Brett Kessler's Mother"
     

    Wende Seever

    Fri Oct 05 06:40:49 EDT 2018

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    "Great job Brett -- Best to you on your Kona journey!!"
     

    Cal & Kathryn Utke

    Sun Oct 07 03:54:57 EDT 2018

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    "Very proud of Brett, his dedication and his amazing accomplishments!"
     

    Cliff and Donna Litvak

    Sun Oct 07 05:45:06 EDT 2018

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    "You go dude! So proud to know you"
     

    Christine Halaburka

    Sun Oct 07 08:16:29 EDT 2018

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    "Thank you, Brett. God bless. "
     

    Kelley & Chawn Pears

    Sun Oct 07 10:19:52 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett! Good luck! Incredible way to honor your mom. "
     

    Jennifer Goodrum

    Tue Oct 09 06:49:43 EDT 2018

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    "Best of luck on the Iron Man. Be careful and don't kill yourself. We are proud of you either way, finishing or not. My family has been impacted with my father succumbing to his lymphoma to my son having it this year. Thanks for your dedication to a cure."
     

    Bryan and Kristi Miller

    Tue Oct 09 06:51:57 EDT 2018

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    "Have a wonderful Ironman experience! "
     

    Diana Davis

    Thu Oct 11 04:04:57 EDT 2018

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    "Brett is Ironman!!!"
     

    Adam & Corinne Scioli

    Thu Oct 11 09:04:02 EDT 2018

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    "Run YOUR race. Here's to finishing tired but strong!"
     

    David Lurye

    Thu Oct 11 11:37:07 EDT 2018

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    "Thanks Brett for making the world a better place! "
     

    Emily Ishkanian

    Fri Oct 12 02:14:25 EDT 2018

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    "Better almost late than never!! Good luck and have enjoyed training in parallel for ironman."
     

    Kathryn Dickmann

    Fri Oct 12 08:47:23 EDT 2018

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    "The underwear!"
     

    Kathleen Hoops

    Fri Oct 12 11:16:19 EDT 2018

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    "Have a great race!"
     

    Hope and Bob Watson

    Fri Oct 12 05:18:04 EDT 2018

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    "Your an inspiration...my children thank you! "
     

    David White

    Fri Oct 12 11:57:58 EDT 2018

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    "Wish you all the best Brett @ Ironman Kona! You�re an inspiration to everyone. "
     

    Jason Breton

    Sat Oct 13 08:13:22 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett!! We are so proud of you!!! Matt & Rachel & My ☘️Feile family."
     

    Rachel Barrow

    Sat Oct 13 03:17:05 EDT 2018

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    "Proud of you, Brett!"
     

    James Rutledge

    Sat Oct 13 10:29:35 EDT 2018

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    "Dear Brett, We applaud your courage and indomitable spirit! Bless you for your steadfast commitment to make a difference in the trajectory toward a cure. Sending hugs and wishing you all the best, Suzanne, John & Danielle "
     

    Suzanne, John, & Danielle Mariner

    Sun Oct 14 12:47:24 EDT 2018

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    "Brett thank you for putting all your work and effort into this cause and into challenging your self. You inspire me and so many others. "
     

    Laura Braafladt

    Sun Oct 14 09:57:46 EDT 2018

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    "We are strong contributors to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through many friends who have been affected by a variety of forms of this horrible disease. Your goal of $100,000 is admirable! Hope your day went well. Voytek and Darlyne"
     

    Wojciech Bobak and Darlyne Loper

    Sun Oct 14 01:19:23 EDT 2018

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    "Let�s get you to $67,100 🤗"
     

    Mikael Garces

    Sat Oct 20 07:38:06 EDT 2018

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    "Impressive Brett!"
     

    Madelaine and Peter

    Wed Nov 28 12:02:33 EST 2018

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    "Thanks for all you�re doing Brett!! Good luck in Kona."
     

    Ciaran Murphy

    Wed Oct 10 01:12:05 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck Brett!! You are doing good work!"
     

    Justin and Joni Stevens

    Wed Oct 10 12:18:04 EDT 2018

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    "I am so proud to know you as my friend. You are an inspiration to us all and you represent what dedication and conviction to a cause can do. You are about to achieve a lifelong goal for yourself and the hope for an extended life for others. Enjoy the moment, take in the scenery and realize your dream. I�ve never known someone so ready for the task. You have earned this and I will be cheering for you in Colorado. Have fun, love your life, your family and your friends. Remember: He who laughs, lasts. "
     

    Jeff Hurst

    Tue Oct 09 11:44:51 EDT 2018

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    "You're an inspiration, Brett!"
     

    Alfaiyaz Ibrahim

    Mon Oct 08 07:21:22 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett Go!"
     

    Bruce Iverson

    Mon Oct 08 05:53:10 EDT 2018

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    "For Inge"
     

    Jon Bonnell

    Sat Oct 06 06:52:45 EDT 2018

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    "This is in honor of Doug Dunbar Mom Inge Dunbar with leukemia..also sorry for loss of your Mom Brett. Run like the wind .."
     

    Nena Walby

    Sat Oct 06 03:55:51 EDT 2018

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    "Brett! I strategically waited to donate. I'm fortunate when I ran for LLS, in honor of my uncle; he survived. I have so much invested in what you are doing and I am so proud of you. My best friends' son Jordan Burch battled 2 years of his short beautiful life and his battle ended at age 4. So many have fought. There are so many dimensions to the WHY that you are doing this. I GET IT! listen to your body, listen to coach Charley, take that watch off. Be present. feel it, the pride, the endorphins, the purpose, the pain, the ability, all of it. Remember to stay and to cheer the last finisher on.... You will never be the same after this! We love you and YOU GOT THIS! "
     

    heather richardson

    Sat Oct 06 03:17:20 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett! In memory of Zach and Doreen"
     

    Jane Upton

    Sat Oct 06 12:47:23 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett! Kill cancer!!"
     

    Jolene Paramore

    Sat Oct 06 12:25:54 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck, Brett! And GO TEAM!"
     

    Cassie Martinson

    Fri Oct 05 09:29:08 EDT 2018

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    "Thanks for all you do Brett!! Crush it!!!"
     

    Chris Lynn

    Fri Oct 05 10:40:53 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck Brett. You are doing amazing things."
     

    Strikeforce/Hammer Bowling

    Tue Oct 02 09:23:27 EDT 2018

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    "JFR...and swim...and cycle! Good luck, Coach Brett!!"
     

    Denise Camacho

    Tue Oct 02 06:42:02 EDT 2018

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    "Congratulations on all your hard work for this organization. Wishing you nothing but the very best in the race. Go Brett go!"
     

    Lindsay Compton

    Tue Oct 02 11:30:11 EDT 2018

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    "Best of luck Brett!"
     

    Michael Slavin

    Mon Oct 01 08:46:59 EDT 2018

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    "Best of luck Brett!!"
     

    The Masur Family

    Sun Sep 30 10:35:20 EDT 2018

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    "WAY TO GO, Brett!!!! Morris and I are behind you all the way!"
     

    The Askenazis

    Sun Sep 30 09:17:38 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett go!!"
     

    Katie Harper

    Sat Sep 29 04:34:09 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck Brett!"
     

    The Hamiltons

    Sat Sep 29 12:21:17 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck Brett!! Have a blast!!! Alison, Will & Paul Kelvington."
     

    Alison Kelvington

    Sat Sep 29 08:18:44 EDT 2018

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    " Best wishes Brett Lisa and Dick Lear"
     

    Lisa Lear

    Sat Sep 29 04:58:52 EDT 2018

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    "Can't wait to see you crush this! One step at a time! "
     

    Jennifer L Enos

    Thu Sep 27 09:20:55 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett! Thank you for living the mission of LLS!"
     

    Mackenzie Lane

    Wed Sep 26 11:27:08 EDT 2018

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    "Best of luck on your iron quest."
     

    Janice Kupiec

    Wed Sep 26 03:51:36 EDT 2018

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    "So excited for you and can?t wait to watch you cross that finish line in 3 weeks. Thank you for all you do"
     

    Tori

    Mon Sep 24 11:51:09 EDT 2018

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    "Brett-This is the ultimate triathlon, at an Epic time of your life (50), for such a worthy cause. "I hate cancer", too Can't wait to see you and some of the team, later today- Go Team! Cheers :)"
     

    Barbara Watson

    Sun Sep 23 10:25:08 EDT 2018

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    "Bret you are an amazing person in so many ways. Aloha"
     

    Sally Griess

    Sat Sep 22 12:18:53 EDT 2018

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    "Thanks for the fundraising efforts. No doubt you will do very well in Kona. You truly inspire us in all the things you do. Wishing you the very best!"
     

    Erik Mathys and Debra Gander

    Thu Sep 20 04:34:03 EDT 2018

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    "Kick some butt!"
     

    Michael Diorio

    Tue Sep 18 12:00:50 EDT 2018

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    "Looks like you are making great progress in training! You got this!!"
     

    Sammi I

    Mon Sep 17 02:51:39 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck, B! Kill it!"
     

    Bradley Kessler

    Sun Sep 16 05:02:35 EDT 2018

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    "Love your continued dedication to this cause and your training efforts! Enjoy the ride!"
     

    Liz Kegg

    Sun Sep 16 12:11:17 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, you are amazing! Have the best race!"
     

    Jill Garland Bernsen

    Sun Sep 16 07:37:55 EDT 2018

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    "Congratulations Brett. Thanks for being an inspiration!"
     

    Elise Sannar

    Sat Sep 15 07:35:11 EDT 2018

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    "Ironman training is arduous and sometimes lonely. Good luck out there. Remember to keep a strong mind...and always tell your legs to shut up!"
     

    Justin Baltz

    Sat Sep 15 02:14:34 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, You were a huge inspiration to me when I did TNT and it�s awesome to see that you�re still kicking blood cancer�s ugly butt! Have a blast in Kona! You�ve got this! Hugs and high fives, Carlie "
     

    Carlie Carey

    Fri Sep 14 02:33:26 EDT 2018

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    "Get it!"
     

    Eric Anderson

    Thu Sep 13 09:32:35 EDT 2018

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    "Thanks for all that you do to raise money/awareness! Best of luck in Kona, and most of all, have a blast!"
     

    Mandy Zatynski

    Wed Sep 12 06:35:19 EDT 2018

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    "Thanks for everything you do Brett! "
     

    Rahim Karmali

    Mon Sep 10 12:00:55 EDT 2018

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    "You're an inspiration Brett! See you in victory lane. Ian"
     

    Ian Paisley

    Mon Sep 10 09:01:00 EDT 2018

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    "I saw your story in the Front Porch - thank you for raising money for this important research. "
     

    Meg Ingram

    Sat Sep 08 11:14:05 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck Brett! You�ve got this!"
     

    Megan Marx-Varela

    Wed Sep 05 09:30:09 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, You are the kind of person we should all aspire to be like. Best of luck and love Carrie"
     

    Carrie Sclar

    Mon Sep 03 02:31:32 EDT 2018

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    "Go, Brett. We'll have to hear about it at the meeting."
     

    Robert Benke

    Thu Aug 30 10:08:47 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck and enjoy!"
     

    Alan Budd

    Mon Aug 20 12:42:25 EDT 2018

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    "Thank you for supporting such a great cause. Good luck at the World Championship! Sincerely, Rick Harvey and the Team at Summit Family Dentistry"
     

    Dr. Richard Harvey

    Mon Aug 20 11:30:18 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck Brett!!"
     

    Brian Rieck

    Sat Aug 18 11:11:48 EDT 2018

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    "Good Luck Brett! Dr Eric D'Hondt, Dr Rachel LePera, and the team at Greenwood Dental Associates."
     

    Drs Eric D'Hondt and Rachel LePera

    Tue Aug 14 02:54:27 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, it has been so fun following your journey thus far! Thank you for raising life-saving dollars and being such an incredible example of how to push yourself! Go TEAM!!!"
     

    Cindy Parr

    Tue Aug 07 11:03:07 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck Brett, stay afloat and keep the rubber side down:)"
     

    Jeff Nelson

    Mon Aug 06 06:08:48 EDT 2018

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    "Best wishes on your challenge."
     

    Diana Doyle

    Thu Aug 02 01:17:10 EDT 2018

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    "Why haven't you called me to go on a training ride?? :-) Best wishes for an awesome race."
     

    Paul & Janelle

    Mon Jul 30 06:38:57 EDT 2018

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    "Way to Go Dr. Brett! We send best wishes for a smooth and satisfying race. Nicky & Joel Kolatch"
     

    Nicky & Joel Kolatch

    Mon Jul 30 03:23:54 EDT 2018

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    "Orascoptic is happy to support Dr. Kessler and this wonderful cause! So nice to see so many from the dental community doing their part to make the world a better place."
     

    Orascoptic

    Fri Jul 27 02:16:04 EDT 2018

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    "GO BRETT!"
     

    Wendy O'Donovan Phillips

    Fri Jul 27 01:57:50 EDT 2018

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    "Wishing you all the best on your upcoming challenge. What an inspiration you are to all! Cheers. Nancy"
     

    Nancy Schoyer

    Thu Jul 26 11:37:16 EDT 2018

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    "Way to keep carrying the flag and representing our awesome TNT Chapter!!! Can't wait to cheer you on in Kona!"
     

    Khem Suthiwan

    Fri Jun 29 12:16:21 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett! Really awesome!"
     

    Mike King

    Mon Jun 25 12:32:22 EDT 2018

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    "So proud of you, Brett! Big love to you! "
     

    Jamie Johnson

    Sun Jun 17 11:31:48 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, I've been wanting to donate to your cause for months now but I wanted to wait until today to finally do so. It's the 24th anniversary of my fathers' passing from colon cancer. Cancer sucks! As a fellow dental school classmate I'm proud of you for taking on this noble endeavor because it's something most people wouldn't ever do and I just want to say thanks. Maybe through your efforts and the donations of many, we will be able to someday conquer this terrible disease. We wish you all the best of luck in the Ironman competition and we want you to know that even though we won't be there to cheer you on in person, we will be cheering you on from the home front! Best of Luck! Scott Ruvo"
     

    Scott Ruvo

    Wed Jun 13 08:37:03 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck!!!! "
     

    Erica Pasik

    Wed Jun 13 07:44:11 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett!"
     

    Dennis McHugh

    Sun Jun 10 03:42:32 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, you�re an inspiration to all of us. I�m proud to know someone that is such a selfless and solid individual as you are. Good luck in the big race!! "
     

    Dan Alleman

    Sun Jun 10 10:58:20 EDT 2018

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    "Wow. You are looking fast. GO TEAM!"
     

    Patty Loyd

    Tue Jun 05 12:04:31 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck Brett!!"
     

    Kim Laudenslager

    Mon May 28 11:46:00 EDT 2018

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    "Good Luck! Will be cheering and praying for you!"
     

    Jennifer Thompson

    Tue May 22 02:56:44 EDT 2018

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    "Life really is generous to those who pursue their personal legend?pg 172 Each thing has to transform itself into something better, and to acquire a new Personal Legend , until, someday,, the Soul of the World becomes one thing only.?pg 155 I am so grateful to be a part of the journey to your Personal Legend Chuck"
     

    Chuck 2YCBYStephens

    Sat May 19 03:16:02 EDT 2018

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    "Amazing work Brett! We are behind you all the way!"
     

    Beth Kreider

    Tue May 15 07:20:22 EDT 2018

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    "Great job Brett!! "
     

    Anne & Danny Shapiro

    Tue May 15 05:52:11 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck! We will be there (literally) cheering you on every step of the way!!"
     

    Dione Benson

    Thu May 10 01:44:21 EDT 2018

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    "Have fun, go get 'em!"
     

    P Eric Grove

    Thu May 10 11:42:52 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett! "
     

    Holly Utter and Corey Kessler

    Tue May 08 11:23:12 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck! Two challenging and worthy goals both the race and the fund raising. This will be an amazing journey. PS - Let me know if you need a training partner for your easy days this summer. "
     

    Tim Stegner

    Thu May 03 05:00:22 EDT 2018

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    "Good Luck"
     

    Sarah Werner

    Wed May 02 12:45:39 EDT 2018

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    "Thank you for your passion and tireless effort."
     

    David Jackson

    Wed May 02 10:45:44 EDT 2018

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    "Hope this helps!! Power on and continue doing good for others :)"
     

    Amy Chavez

    Fri Apr 20 11:58:27 EDT 2018

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    "Dr Brett, You continue to inspire and motivate me! Congratulations and best wishes with your goals! Laura Jacob, RDH, MA"
     

    Laura Jacob

    Tue Apr 17 06:00:00 EDT 2018

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    "Thank you for your amazing commitment to LLS and TNT through the years. I'm so excited to witness all you're about to accomplish. We're your biggest fans! GO BRETT!"
     

    Ashley Merritt

    Tue Apr 17 01:26:03 EDT 2018

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    "What your doing is amazing Brett! My mom passed away from AML in October 2017. Thanks for representing this cause! "
     

    Sabrina Dragan

    Fri Apr 13 09:38:29 EDT 2018

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    "Way to go Brett!"
     

    David Hildeman

    Wed Apr 11 09:44:45 EDT 2018

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    "Thank you for doing this; for training so hard to help save lives!!!"
     

    Debra Robinson

    Wed Apr 11 12:02:34 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett Go!"
     

    Kim McGuire

    Tue Apr 10 10:01:45 EDT 2018

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    "You're awesome. So proud of you Brett!!!"
     

    Toshil Iinuma

    Tue Apr 10 09:59:09 EDT 2018

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    "Best of luck to you from a fellow dentist (with CLL)! "
     

    Beth Goldman, DDS

    Tue Apr 10 05:51:06 EDT 2018

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    "Happy Birthday, Brett! The Big 50 is a big deal! 😎 We are glad you were born! Ginger and Mike❣️"
     

    Ginger Metcalf

    Tue Apr 10 04:37:44 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, Thanks for stepping up and keeping on climbing that mountain. GO TEAM!!!"
     

    Ross Kinney

    Tue Apr 10 12:31:05 EDT 2018

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    "Congratulations on fulfilling your lifelong dream of participating in the Hawaii Ironman. My donation is to honor your 50th birthday, and memory of your very special mother and my very special Aunt Gloria. Enjoy fulfilling your dream and congratulations on the wonderful thing you are doing raising money to help cure blood cancers. "
     

    Mark Pasik

    Tue Apr 10 08:17:38 EDT 2018

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    "Good luck, Brett..."
     

    G Thomas Poirier DDS

    Tue Apr 10 06:41:56 EDT 2018

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    " Good luck my friend. My first wife died of Acute Leukemiathe end of my junior year of dental school. Running and cycling saved my life and helped me overcome my situational depression.Great cause !"
     

    Randall Simon

    Wed Apr 04 04:49:56 EDT 2018

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    "As a fellow former Team in Training member/ runner, Good Luck and Thanks for competing for such a Fantastic Cause!"
     

    Gary Field

    Tue Apr 03 09:59:19 EDT 2018

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    "We don't know where our ceiling is until we try to find it. Better hire a contractor - I see lots of new ceilings in your future. Crush it Brett."
     

    Scott & Sara

    Tue Apr 03 09:32:47 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, I?m so happy you were chosen for this job! You?re the best person for it, plus I get the added benefit of watching you intermittently enjoy a runners high and suffer. :) But seriously though, this is a cause quite dear to my heart and I am glad you?re on it! Much love, Maggie"
     

    Maggie Mayfield

    Wed Mar 28 03:10:20 EDT 2018

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    "Congratulations! Enjoy the journey! "
     

    Clyde Waggoner

    Sun Mar 18 06:14:54 EDT 2018

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    "Friend of Larry's...Great work for a great cause..."
     

    David F

    Thu Mar 15 04:01:05 EDT 2018

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    "So excited for you! Go, Brett, Go!"
     

    Anisa Robinson

    Thu Mar 08 01:44:41 EST 2018

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    "You are an awesome inspiration!! Go Man Go!!!"
     

    Jeffrey Kommit

    Wed Mar 07 11:09:55 EST 2018

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    "It always seems impossible until it?s done and you will be the one to complete the challenge for a good cause."
     

    Sally Griess

    Mon Mar 05 08:07:06 EST 2018

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    "Good luck Brett, I know you can do it"
     

    Christine Fitzgerald

    Mon Mar 05 09:00:16 EST 2018

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    "You got this!! "
     

    Kady Watson and Jon Kocik

    Sun Mar 04 08:07:34 EST 2018

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    "Congrats B! Love, Z and T"
     

    Lindsay Dailey

    Sun Mar 04 07:05:17 EST 2018

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    "Good luck. "
     

    Bradley Handelman

    Sun Mar 04 02:34:15 EST 2018

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    "Your are fricking amazing! "
     

    Louis Kaufman

    Sun Mar 04 01:07:09 EST 2018

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    "Good luck Brett! You're an inspiration to everyone! "
     

    Dan Alleman

    Sun Mar 04 12:19:17 EST 2018

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    "Way to go Brett!"
     

    Tara Ciminieri

    Sat Oct 20 11:57:40 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, I am so proud of all your accomplishments. I am honored to be able to call you my brother. Great, great job in all your fundraising and awareness you are bringing to this cause, as well as with all you do in dentistry. What an experience to take on and nail the Ironman!! "
     

    David Kaz

    Tue Oct 16 09:51:18 EDT 2018

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    "Congrats, Brett! Not sure if I donated way back when you announced you were competing in the Iron Man. If not, here ya go. If so, so what - here's another. Awesome pics! When is your next? It is addicting ... I hear!?!"
     

    Kimberly F Alexopoulos

    Mon Oct 15 03:35:30 EDT 2018

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    "So proud of your accomplishment at Ironman!!!"
     

    Diana Doyle

    Mon Oct 15 09:17:35 EDT 2018

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    "Brett, amazing accomplishment!! Assumed one of us donated long ago, and while talking about your feat we realized neither us of had done so. CONGRATULATIONS! We are very proud of you and your determination! Robert Downey Jr. has some competition for stud Ironman! Sincerely, Curtis and Ann"
     

    Curtis & Ann

    Mon Oct 15 12:19:25 EDT 2018

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    "Congratulations Brett!"
     

    Jill Bishop

    Sun Oct 14 05:48:29 EDT 2018

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    "You are correct about cancer not discriminating. My wife, Carrie, was diagnosed with breast cancer last November. After surgery and radiation she is on her way to recovery and hopefully a cure. I am sorry to hear your Mom lost her battle. Sounds like she fought valiantly! Good luck with competition! You will be changing people�s perception of dentists. We are not wimps!"
     

    Ed Robison

    Fri Oct 12 06:36:34 EDT 2018

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    "Inspired & impressed."
     

    Richard Alter

    Fri Oct 12 06:09:47 EDT 2018

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    "Youre still a dork but with cool underpants!"
     

    Nel Mullens

    Thu Oct 11 05:57:52 EDT 2018

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    "So proud of and grateful for you, Brett! "
     

    Lana & Bowen Banbury

    Thu Oct 11 09:29:32 EDT 2018

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    "Thanks for including your dental friends with an invitation to join your fundraising. Best wishes for Ironman World Championships 2018!"
     

    Dr Scott Theurer

    Thu Oct 11 05:02:49 EDT 2018

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    "Go Brett..... Be safe, have fun, go fast!!! Remember to enjoy the day.... take it all it!"
     

    Richard Gordon

    Wed Oct 10 08:26:32 EDT 2018

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    "Team Setterberg is here behind you Brett on this incredible challenge. We are extremely happy for you and proud of you for dreaming big and going through the arduous training. We admire your goal to raise funds for improving the lives of those affected with blood cancers. We are 100% behind you. You will be in our thoughts and our prayers over these next few days. We will follow you on the athlete tracker and there will be plenty of cowbells ringing loudly for you. Can't wait to see you in Honolulu to hear the debrief. You've got this. Show this course your inner toughness and take it down!! "
     

    Jim and Sherrie Setterberg

    Mon Oct 08 11:35:37 EDT 2018

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    "Glad to contribute!"
     

    Andrew Ganick

    Thu Nov 01 06:18:52 EDT 2018

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    "Along with KR Strikeforce I want to dedicate my donation to my old Bowling and SOX fan friend Stuart Wolkoff."
     

    Tony Murillo

    Tue Oct 16 07:49:28 EDT 2018

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    "What a thrill and an honor to meet you on the Fair Wind snorkeling trip we took in Kona. Although, I must say the whale shark was a close second. Rest up because I know you'll be doing more good for TNT and the cause. Mahalo and Aloha. Jan Schoenbauer"
     

    Jan Schoenbauer

    Tue Oct 23 09:15:45 EDT 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $68,030.00 | Goal: $100,000.00
 
68 %

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My Thanks To

Anonymous $5000.00
Strikeforce/Hammer Bowlin... $5000.00
Orascoptic $2500.00
Rahim Karmali $1500.00
David Blandford $1500.00
Scott & Sara $1400.60
David White $1000.00
William Kane $1000.00
heather richardson $1000.00
Lindsay Compton $1000.00
John M Justus DDS $1000.00
Kerschner Family $1000.00
FC Stapleton II LLC $1000.00
Doug Wilson $1000.00
Jan Schoenbauer $500.00
Regions $500.00
Wojciech Bobak and Darlyn... $500.00
Jim and Sherrie Setterber... $500.00
Cliff and Donna Litvak $500.00
Chris Lynn $500.00
Gene & Cheryl McGowan $500.00
The Ray and Suzanne Baumr... $500.00
John Stevens $500.00
Robert Benke $500.00
John Bauman $500.00
Drs Eric D'Hondt and Rach... $500.00
Dr. Nelson, Rollert & Wel... $500.00
Paul & Janelle $500.00
Wendy Skaalerud $500.00
Daniel Klemmedson $500.00
Dan Alleman $500.00
Jeff Kahl $500.00
Dione Benson $500.00
Wade Winker $500.00
Bradley Handelman $500.00
Louis Kaufman $400.00
Cal & Kathryn Utke $300.00
Ken & Teresa Peters $300.00
Ian Paisley $300.00
Wendy O'Donovan Phillips $300.00
Richard Alter $270.00
Zack Kalarickal $251.00
Curtis & Ann $250.00
Mason Miner $250.00
Ed Robison $250.00
Barton Blumberg & Randi H... $250.00
Hope and Bob Watson $250.00
Ciaran Murphy $250.00
Anonymous $250.00
Justin and Joni Stevens $250.00
Bryan and Kristi Miller $250.00
Armando & Leslie Vidal $250.00
Jolene Paramore $250.00
Andy Maples $250.00
Michael Slavin $250.00
The Hamiltons $250.00
Erik Mathys and Debra Gan... $250.00
Michael Diorio $250.00
Elise Sannar $250.00
Linda Rundles $250.00
Mark Mihalo $250.00
Dr. Richard Harvey $250.00
Stephen Dexter $250.00
Corr Dental Designs Inc $250.00
Stapleton Home Services $250.00
Altura Periodontics $250.00
Jim and Carole Robertson $250.00
Mike King $250.00
Jamie Johnson $250.00
Jeff Carroll $250.00
Charley $250.00
Steve Dexter $250.00
Dave and Randee Kushner $250.00
Rodney Hill $250.00
Holly Utter and Corey Kes... $250.00
Nina Nelan $250.00
Mark Pasik $250.00
Gary Field $250.00
Maggie Mayfield $250.00
Steve Dexter $250.00
Clyde Waggoner $250.00
Jeffrey Kommit $250.00
Jeff and Dianne Kessler $250.00
Jeff Hurst $200.00
Walter Weber $200.00
Don & Michelle Ku $200.00
David Lurye $180.00
Steve Saxe $180.00
Rachel Barrow $150.00
Barbara Watson $150.00
Nancy Schoyer $150.00
David Hamel $150.00
Janice Kupiec $140.60
Molly Pereira $140.60
Khem Suthiwan $140.60
Ross Kinney $140.60
Michelle Avny Serck $118.00
Anne & Danny Shapiro $118.00
Madelaine and Peter $100.00
Andrew Ganick $100.00
Ronald Palmer $100.00
Tara Ciminieri $100.00
David Kaz $100.00
Diana Doyle $100.00
Laura Braafladt $100.00
Mark Kogut $100.00
Emily Ishkanian $100.00
Elizabeth Kennedy $100.00
Adam & Corinne Scioli $100.00
Jim Feinstein $100.00
Lana & Bowen Banbury $100.00
Dr Scott Theurer $100.00
Susan Van Dyk $100.00
Bruce Iverson $100.00
Justin Pearson $100.00
Christine Halaburka $100.00
Matthew E Monson $100.00
Jon Bonnell $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Sara Stuefen $100.00
Marilee $100.00
Scott Logan $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
David Manzanares $100.00
Gary Takacs $100.00
Lisa Lear $100.00
Jennifer L Enos $100.00
Mackenzie Lane $100.00
Khem Suthiwan $100.00
Lee Ann Brady $100.00
Ewelina Ciula $100.00
Liz Kegg $100.00
Carlie Carey $100.00
Eric Anderson $100.00
Leanne Nichols DDS $100.00
Ken And Marsha Merritt $100.00
Tammy Lindberg $100.00
Larry Theo Weddle Jr $100.00
Al & Candi Kushner $100.00
Anne Pierson $100.00
Anne Hempstead $100.00
Janet & John Abresch $100.00
Cynthia Olenwine 4 $100.00
Alan Budd $100.00
Brian Rieck $100.00
Johanna Markham $100.00
Bill Claytor $100.00
Kimberly Alexopojlos $100.00
Paul Kardaschow $100.00
Cindy Parr $100.00
John Dildine $100.00
Curt Shimizu $100.00
Joseph Tomlinson $100.00
Diana Doyle $100.00
Nicky & Joel Kolatch $100.00
Kelly Davis $100.00
Briz Ogburn $100.00
Lorraine Weissman $100.00
David and Julie Welker $100.00
Kelly Denlinger $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Scott Ruvo $100.00
Patty Loyd $100.00
Karlyn Taylor $100.00
Beth Towne and Dan Wilson $100.00
Julie & Ben $100.00
Kim Laudenslager $100.00
Jennifer Thompson $100.00
Chuck 2YCBYStephens $100.00
Anthony Uva $100.00
Lester and Helen Pasik $100.00
Beth Kreider $100.00
Jessika Streety $100.00
Bill Munn $100.00
Tim Stegner $100.00
Sarah Werner $100.00
David Jackson $100.00
Laura Jacob $100.00
Matt and Blair Naiberg & ... $100.00
Sabrina Dragan $100.00
David Hildeman $100.00
Debra Robinson $100.00
Kim McGuire $100.00
Beth Goldman, DDS $100.00
G Thomas Poirier DDS $100.00
Randall Simon $100.00
Trent Nestman $100.00
Linda Close $100.00
Rano $100.00
Kevin Angle $100.00
David F $100.00
Larry Martin $100.00
Anisa Robinson $100.00
Kady Watson and Jon Koci... $100.00
Kee and Susan Park $100.00
Louis Kaufman $100.00
Elliot Martich $100.00
Dan Alleman $100.00
Andy Fisher $100.00
Preet Clair $100.00
JD Tippets $75.00
Kimberly F Alexopoulos $50.00
Kelly Kossler $50.00
James Rutledge $50.00
Nel Mullens $50.00
Diana Davis $50.00
Richard Gordon $50.00
Jennifer Goodrum $50.00
Maryann Lewis $50.00
Cassie Martinson $50.00
Eyal Sella $50.00
Denise Camacho $50.00
The Masur Family $50.00
The Askenazis $50.00
Anne Ross-Simmons $50.00
Katie Harper $50.00
John Martino $50.00
Justin Baltz $50.00
Mandy Zatynski $50.00
William Shellhart $50.00
The Gier Family $50.00
Jeff Schaefer $50.00
Jonathan Murdock $50.00
Patty Kelly $50.00
Jennifer Place $50.00
Higgins & Bill Ernst $50.00
Dennis McHugh $50.00
Irene Zimmer $50.00
Toshil Iinuma $50.00
Ginger Metcalf $50.00
Symantha Rodriguez $50.00
Mikael Garces $37.40
Allison Donner Hemenway $36.00
Craig Arnstein $30.00
Kathryn Dickmann $30.00
Brad Gorman $30.00
Lilit Kaercher Alikhanyan $25.00
Jason Breton $25.00
Martha King $25.00
Kathleen Hoops $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Jane Upton $25.00
Wende Seever $25.00
Alison Kelvington $25.00
Sammi I $25.00
Bradley Kessler $25.00
Meg Ingram $25.00
Jeff Nelson $25.00
Jeff and Brenda Prose $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Nancy Johnson $25.00
Erica Pasik $25.00
Nancy & Chris Johnson $25.00
Nancy & Chris Johnson $25.00
Amy Chavez $25.00
Matthew Hoadley $25.00
J. Geller $20.00
Kathy Tomlinson $20.00
Jason Mosiman $10.00
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