Racing for BBBSLA!

Racing for BBBSLA!

About This Campaign

Inspired as a volunteer and board member of Big Brothers BigSisters of Greater Los Angeles, I am doing my first half-Ironman to raise moneyand awareness for a program that means a great deal to me. Mentorship has had aprofound impact on me both personally and professionally. Honored by those whonot only motivate me, but who have believed in me and cared enough to ignite ahope that I could be something more. I am forever grateful and give tribute bybeing a mentor to my Little Sister, Jessica. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles matches adultvolunteers (Bigs) with kids (Littles) facing adversity to provideprofessionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that have ameasurable and transformative impact on the lives of our youth, our mentors andour community.  

The Santa Cruz Ironman 70.3 consists of a 1.2 mile ocean swim,56 miles biking, and 13.1 miles running.  

It's been a fun challenge to train for this event and my Little,Jessica, has been there with me through it! I am looking forward to giving backthrough a lot of sweat and your support!  

-Erin Lavelle 

*Thank you Dean Hanno, Prof Pfeiffer, Eric, Michael, Art, ProfWessels, Michele, and Duncan.*  

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles

Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles


Our mission:  
To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  

Our vision:  
To see ALL children reach their FULL POTENTIAL in life.

  1. Ray Pfeiffer
    Ray Pfeiffer gave a $50 donation
    8 months ago · Like
  2. An anonymous donation of $500 has been made
    Don't you go dying on me.....
    8 months ago · Like
  3. Mandy Brown
    Mandy Brown gave a $104.59 donation
    Sorry I'm so late! So proud of you though - you are one impressive lady. Miss you!
    8 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thank you Mandy :). We need to do coffee or a walk along the beach with MJ and Zooey. It would be so fun to catch up! I'll reach out at the end of this month to get a date on the books!

      8 months ago · Like
  4. Erin Lavelle
    Erin Lavelle

    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! I found out late Saturday night that I couldn't listen to music along the run, so as cheesy as it sounds, my playlist for the 13.1 mile run (after swimming and cycling) was thinking about how grateful I am to have such amazing people in my life. I couldn’t stop grinning. I do not have words to describe the overwhelming emotion of appreciation for each one of you. You’re amazing people who I am honored to know. Thank you!

    Going to leave the link open to donate till 9/30 in case anyone wants to still contribute or get company matching :).

    9 months ago · Like
  5. Carly Cushman
    Carly Cushman gave a donation
    Erin - So glad to see you're still excelling at everything you do - you're amazing! I hope everything is going well with you and best of luck in the race!!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Carly! Congrats on the wedding and I love the baby pictures!!

      9 months ago · Like
  6. Rafael Zielonka
    Rafael Zielonka gave a $50 donation
    zebys biegla jak wiatr!!!
    9 months ago · Like
  7. June Lavelle
    June Lavelle gave a $313.15 donation
    To Erin Lavelle. You make me so, so proud.
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Mom! Perhaps weird to say, but thank you for the body you gave me...and perhaps more importantly balancing a competitive nature and ability to giggle through just about anything :)

      9 months ago · Like
  8. Kasia Smith
    Kasia Smith gave a $21.40 donation
    Go Erin go!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thank you Kasia! I'm so bummed I missed seeing you all and the family in Warsaw this past June. I hear you're going for your medical degree! That's amazing. So so impressed :).

      9 months ago · Like
  9. Andrew Ritter
    Andrew Ritter gave a $100 donation
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Ritter! Go Cooks & Crooks!! Watching Pittsburgh closely tonight ;).

      9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      WHAT?!?!!? #Winning!

      9 months ago · Like
  10. T Daniel Sanderson
    T Daniel Sanderson gave a $104.59 donation
    Good luck, Erin! Terrific cause!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Didn't get a zero this time Dan!! Thanks for the donation. Hope you and Jamie are doing well :).

      9 months ago · Like
  11. bikram chatterjee
    bikram chatterjee gave a donation
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      So great seeing you, Amber, and your brother last weekend in LA. Hope you had a great rest of your spontaneous family vacation :). Looking forward to hearing how the new kindel job goes!

      9 months ago · Like
  12. John Weaver
    John Weaver gave a $527.45 donation
    You're going to do great this weekend!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thank you for the donation! Meeting you, Marty, and Tom this summer has completely changed my professional experience :). I am so thrilled we are friends and expect a big hug at lunch tomorrow!

      9 months ago · Like
  13. Rick Lankford
    Rick Lankford gave a $50 donation
    Have a Great Race!!! Greetings from Spain :)
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Rick! You won't believe this but I was actually DISAPPOINTED there weren't more hills :). I also found my shell just a week ago in the bike box and had a good five minute giggle =)!

      9 months ago · Like
  14. Jory Lamb
    Jory Lamb gave a $150 donation
    Proud to call you my friend. Go get 'em Erin!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Jory! Thought about you the other day when trying to delete, delegate, and defer from our coms class :).

      9 months ago · Like
  15. Leila Harestani
    Leila Harestani gave a donation
    Dear Erin, thanks for a good cause. Best of luck!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thank you Leila! Congrats on the graduation and the new job too! Looking forward to coffee next time I'm in the Bay!

      9 months ago · Like
  16. David Wessels
    David Wessels gave a $50 donation
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks David! Thank you again for supporting my next adventure and giving me exposure to teaching through TA-ing your class. It has been such an incredible honor to be your apprentice.

      9 months ago · Like
  17. Will Hampson
    Will Hampson gave a donation
    Go for it! I'm assuming you guys will win ;-) !
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Hahah! First Place!! Obviously ;). Thanks Will! (donation non-refundable if we place 49th...hahah!)

      9 months ago · Like
  18. Lamioko Shika Pappoe
    Lamioko Shika Pappoe gave a donation
    Best of Luck! Thanks for inviting to be a part of your special journey. You're amazing!!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Shika! My very own Wonder Woman! I thought of you a ton around mile marker 30 of the bike ride. The way you've brought all us women together and created this community of bad-ass women who I am so inspired by. I love you honey!

      9 months ago · Like
  19. Adam  Woodward
    Adam Woodward gave a $53.03 donation
    Good luck on the half-Ironman. That will be an impressive accomplishment.
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Adam! And since no good deed goes unpunished, you'll get to hear me wearing my foot stretching boot around the office for the next couple days :).

      9 months ago · Like
  20. Ana  Cabello
    Ana Cabello gave a $104.59 donation
    Good luck Erin!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Ana! I am hoping to make it to Hong Kong to see you soon. Or next time your state-side let me know, it would be so fun to grab drinks.

      9 months ago · Like
  21. Jeni Incontro
    Jeni Incontro gave a $104.59 donation
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Jeni! I can't wait to hear about your adventures with PP. We are looonnng overdue for a dinner and I have a new dish I want to try out when you're finally back in LA ;).

      9 months ago · Like
  22. Belita Ong
    Belita Ong gave a $200 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Erin Lavelle
    Go, Erin!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Belita! I'm looking forward to a dinner together where I'm not restricted to rabbit food :).

      9 months ago · Like
  23. Nigel Stewart
    Nigel Stewart gave a $52.45 donation
    Have a great day out there!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Nigel! I am so excited that I know about mandeville canyon and the la grange cycling club. Going to start off with the Friday coffee rides (and I expect to see you in a Hawaiian shirt) as soon as I'm back from Tokyo!

      9 months ago · Like
  24. Christopher Kung
    Christopher Kung gave a $105.75 donation
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Chris. It's a shame we won't see you in Singapore next weekend but hoping you are enjoying Hong Kong and reach out when you're back in SF!

      9 months ago · Like
  25. Charles Tseng
    Charles Tseng gave a $100 donation
    Good luck Erin!!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Charlie! I'm looking forward to you joining in on the next race =). See you this weekend!!

      9 months ago · Like
  26. John Wood
    John Wood gave a $104.59 donation
    Drive safely and go go go!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks John! It's been so fun getting to know you and thought about you (and how you would have an amazing playlist to share) at mile marker 6 of the run. Super grateful to have you as a friend.

      9 months ago · Like
  27. Michele Taipale
    Michele Taipale gave a $208.87 donation
    Erin, you are such an inspiration, fitting more into the hours of your life than anyone I know. Your "little sister" hit the jackpot when she got you: fun, inspiring, adventuresome, energetic, brilliant and extraordinary. We need more humans on the planet with your dynamism and determination. xox mmt
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      You're one of my guardian angels! You see the light in me when I don't and I hope to one day be the woman you and Zooey think I am :).

      9 months ago · Like
  28. Jennifer Girardier
    Jennifer Girardier gave a donation
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      I'm so thrilled to have just met you Jennifer! Dinner at Mastros was awesome and looking forward to drinks soon!

      9 months ago · Like
  29. Matthew Boehm
    Matthew Boehm gave a $70.30 donation
    Good luck and kick ass!!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Matt! Fast and Foxy! Have you named my beer yet? :) Looking forward to making it up your way to see you, Katie, and the rest of the Seattle gang soon!

      9 months ago · Like
  30. Eric Goldberg
    Eric Goldberg gave a $50 donation
    Any Little would be lucky to have such a great Big! Good luck with the Ironman!
    9 months ago · Like
    • Erin Lavelle
      Erin Lavelle

      Thanks Eric! It was so great seeing you, Mary, and the girls last month. Your kindness and concern for my well being is so much of what helped me through some pretty long days early in my career. Thank you again!!

      9 months ago · Like
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