Ashley Brzozowicz - Going 4 Gold

Organizer: Steven Davis

Type Of Group: Other




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The Group's Purpose

Welcome to all of my awesome friends, family & supporters! I would not be heading to my second Olympic Games here without all of you. I am truly blessed and I feel grateful everyday that I get to do what I do.

I wanted to create this group for a couple of reasons:

First, I think this is a great opportunity to channel of the support that we get as athletes to be able to help others! I know a lot of you want to help me along the way and share in a part of our Olympic journey. This is a great way to do be a part of something really exciting.

Second, as some of you may know, I recently lost my step-mom, Keely, to cancer. She was an absolutely amazing person who inspired so many others. By choosing charities that represent the causes she felt really strongly about, I think this is an amazing way to honour her and to keep her giving spirit alive.

One of Keely's favourite quotes was "Hills hurt but couches kill." She was a very active woman and was devastated when her illness kept her from workout as much as wanted. That is some serious motivation. If a woman with terminal cancer can make it to the YMCA to hit the elliptical, the rest of us better get ourselves moving!

Because of this the first charity I would like to support is the 60 Minutes Kids Club.

In addition, I would like to support Canadian Tire Jumpstart. It is a national charitable program that helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport and recreation. They help cover registration, equipment and/or transportation costs.

I would also like to support the Canadian Athletes Now Fund - I have received the Fund once and I'm hoping for a second time with your help! They work around the clock to help amateur athletes achieve their dreams.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Elysium Foundation, each $1 raised in this group will be matched, up to the first $10,000 we raise.

How does it work? Simple. Pledge money for results that my team and I are striving for below. Or pledge for something different. As well, feel free to leave me a message here and interact with me along my journey at the 2012 Games. The more support the better and I would love to hear from you!

Some of my personal goals for the London Olympics, which you can choose to support are:

1. Advancing straight to the Finals by winning the heats on July 29th.
2. Getting on the Olympic Podium.
3. Singing "Oh, Canada" at the top of my lungs after our 8+ wins the GOLD.

Feel free to pledge for anything, and for any amount, you wish!


Thanks everyone for your continued support. I will be drawing from all of you, family & friends as I chase my dream of Olympic Gold on August 2nd!

Give your everything,

Ashley Brzozowicz