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The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
The world’s top athletes from around the globe take over the streets and waters of San Francisco for this prestigious triathlon which showcases the beauty of San Francisco. Among this year’s triathletes is Hope for Haitians Board Member Dan Maguire.
1.5 miles from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shoreline
18 mile hilly bike ride out to Golden Gate Park
8 mile trail run out to Baker Beach and up the infamous Sand Ladder.
On a Mission to Make a Difference!
When Dan Maguire, his wife and 17 year old daughter traveled to Haiti as part of a mission trip in 2018, they experienced first-hand the stark reality of people living lives of unimaginable deprivation. They also saw how Hope for Haitians was transforming the lives of families one village at a time with homes, water, sanitation, education, safety, sustainable food, medical care, and development of income producing activities.
So, how are Haiti, Hope For Haitians and The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon linked? They are linked by one person’s life changing experience in Haiti in 2018. Doing nothing was no longer an option. Doing anything you can think of is.
Entry into this race is a blind drawing offered globally that allows for only 2,000 entrants. Dan was picked once before, for the 2018 Escape, and completed it. This time, Dan and his brother Raymond put their names in for the 2022 Escape. Dan was picked, unfortunately his brother was not. Because he wouldn’t be able to race with his brother, Dan was going to decline his slot. But then he thought, this could be a great way to raise awareness and funding for Hope For Haitians.
Time Until Escape
Family in front of a new home provided by Hope for Haitians
Children getting safe water for their families at a well and pump provided by Hope for Haitians
Help Haitian families Escape from Poverty
Total Raised: $4,457.51
Number of Donations: 38
Progress to Goal:
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“The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere gave me one of the greatest gifts I have ever received: a more grateful and aware perspective. I remember thinking to myself numerous times: Now that I have seen what is happening here, doing nothing is no longer an option, doing anything I can is.”
Dan Maguire, Escape from Alcatraz Competitor
Stories of Families Helped by Hope for Haitians
Wilna – Pistere Wilna is a 36-year-old mother of five children living in the village of Pistere in Northern Haiti. The home her family lived in was described by one of her children in this way, “Our house was really deplorable. She was leaning, some side was...
Siliane - Dumas Siliane is a resident of Dumas in northern Haiti where she lives with her four children ages 2-13. Prior to encountering Hope for Haitians, Silane was renting a home. The property, like many in the area, was in poor condition with a leaky roof. This is...
Rosena – Dumas Rosena is a 64-year-old widow with great responsibilities. As the mother of 6 children and grandmother of 4 grandchildren she is devoted to caring for family. Like many in her village of Dumas she and her family lived in inadequate and unsafe housing....
Rose-Mirlande - Dumas At 25 Rose-Mirlande is the mother of two young girls, ages one and four. She and her family are residents of Dumas in northeast Haiti where 60% of families live in substandard housing. Despite living in accommodations that were insecure and...
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