Related Registration for the 7th annual Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is now open. For the 2012 race, which will take place on Sunday 9 September 2012, general registration will be limited to 3500 participants. To ensure compliance with recent regulations on road closures and to improve the athlete experience further, the organisers are limiting general registration to 3500 for 2012, down from 4500 in 2011.As a value-added service to athletes, The Nation’s Triathlon has also announced its participation in the innovative Registration Insurance plan through 365Competitors LLC. This policy entitles all race participants to a reimbursement of their registration and online processing fee should they become ill or injured and are unable to start the race.The first triathlon in the US nation to benefit research toward curing blood cancers, and the most popular International distance triathlon event in the country, The Nation’s Tri features a 1.5K swim in the Potomac River, a 40K bike course through Washington D.C., and a 10K run through downtown DC’s historical landmarks.According to Charles Brodsky, founder of the Nation’s Triathlon, “We are always looking for ways to enhance the race experience and are excited to provide this innovative registration insurance plan to all our competitors to protect them in case of injury or illness occurring before the start of the race. This enhancement builds on our existing reimbursement policy for active duty service members who are deployed,” he added.The Nation’s Triathlon, presented by Washington Sports & Event Management LLC (WSEM), is one of the premiere International distance triathlons in the United States and the only race to benefit research toward a cure for blood cancers. The Nation’s Tri is a 2012 USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship Race and is set against the magnificent and patriotic setting of the nation’s capital and its monuments.www.nationstri.com
Take Charge America, Inc., a non-profit credit counseling and housing counseling agency in Phoenix, was awarded $300,000 by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office over the next three years to provide free foreclosure intervention counseling to Arizona homeowners.Take Charge America will use the funds to assist more homeowners with one-on-one counseling, primarily individuals and families with low-to-moderate income, and who are Spanish-speaking.Housing counseling services at Take Charge America are approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Take Charge America’s counselors can help homeowners avoid foreclosure or mitigate losses caused by foreclosure with a variety of solutions, such as accessing and sustaining loan modifications, refinancing and principal reduction.“Arizona families are among the hardest hit by the economic downturn, and many are still struggling to meet their mortgage payments,” said Take Charge America Chief Executive Officer David Richardson. “This award will enable us to assist even more residents in need, helping them navigate the complex mortgage loan industry and possibly save their home.”Take Charge America is one of 16 organizations throughout Arizona selected by the Attorney General’s Office to receive a share of the $5 million in housing counseling assistance available through a national mortgage settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage loan servicers. The funds help pay for the cost of the foreclosure intervention counseling that is provided free to Arizona homeowners.Take Charge America introduced foreclosure prevention counseling in 2008 as a response to the mortgage crisis. It is HUD-approved to assist distressed homeowners statewide. To date, the non-profit has helped more than 10,000 homeowners with housing counseling.Homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure can call Take Charge America at (623) 266-6382 or (866) 987-2008 to speak with a counselor.For more information about Take Charge America’s services, visit www.takechargeamerica.org.