Kyle’s Iron Man Triathlon
Hoboken411 reader Elaine wanted to share this Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp member’s first even Triathlon.
Good Luck Kyle!
On April 15, 2007, I am going to run my first Ironman triathlon in Arizona. It has been a personal goal of mine for 5 years. The Ironman includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a full marathon (26.2 miles). This is a serious effort that has required a huge commitment of time, energy, and dedication towards training. I am looking forward to running this race.
In addition to achieving this personal goal, I thought it would be a good time to also do some good and help out a worthy organization, the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps (HVAC). HVAC is the last all-volunteer 911 ambulance service in Hudson County, NJ. I have been volunteering there for the past year.
HVAC’s primary service area is the city of Hoboken, with mutual aid response in surrounding towns as well.
Last year alone, HVAC responded to over 4000 emergency medical calls. In order to meet the needs of the community and surrounding areas, we depend on help from the public. HVAC has expenses of over $200,000 a year to maintain the ambulances, equipment, and facilities. We receive about $40,000 per year towards that from the city of Hoboken. The rest comes from donations from the public.
As an all-volunteer community service group, HVAC has never billed a single patient for its services. We could use your help in keeping this 35-year-old tradition going. If you would like to help by making a financial contribution, please send it to HVAC at P.O. Box M-1368, Hoboken NJ 07030, or contribute by PayPal at http://www.hobokenems.com. And write “Triathlon” in the Memo section. Every dollar goes towards the compassionate care of the people in the NJ community.
Kyle M. Kavanaugh