As my husband, Craig, and I sit in Hobby Airport in Houston Texas, waiting for our flight to go home, the impact of our weekend is coming into focus.  From the spectacular Friday night event hosted by Jack and Melanie Lewis at Hope Pointe Church, to witnessing the dedication and perseverance of Buck as we [...]

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Eighteen months ago, Buck Gardenier set out on a mission to raise awareness for poverty-stricken orphans in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape in South Africa.  When he concludes his campaign this weekend, Buck will have competed in 5 endurance races, spanning over 407 miles to create awareness, purpose and hope for the [...]

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God is Good

On May 14, 2015 By

Hi friends!

With only a couple of days until Ironman Texas I am excited to write about the goodness of God and His provision for both the big and the small in the build up to this last My1.25 race.  It has been a long journey with 140.6 miles left to go and I [...]

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Finding the Balance

On May 6, 2015 By

Somewhere around July, 2013, I went to San Antonio for a work trip.  Knowing my old friend, Buck, lived there, I reached out to him, looking to meet up for a meal after work.  We met at Bigz burger joint, an ideal place for anyone with kids to let them run wild in an enclosed [...]

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TEAM 25:40
Help become part of the solution by running for 25:40. Whether you are a novice or an elite athlete, you can elevate your experience above just a race -- you can race to give an at-risk child in rural South Africa a #FightingChance to rise above poverty, disease and violence.
THE AIDS IMPACT
The Sub-Saharan AIDS epidemic has a devastating effect on millions of families. Consider that 5.5 million adults and children live with HIV/AIDS in South Africa alone. Discover the hard facts about poverty, disease and violence, and help become a part of the solution.
CURRENT PROJECTS
25:40’s current focus is on children living in rural areas of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. We have selected this area as our place of initial focus due to its extreme poverty, lack of resources and lack of attention from the outside world.