Saturday, October 4, 2008


Winter and Scott Zagarino,
Founder Athletes for a Cure

September 27th 2008

To everyone involved with the 2008 Inaugural Athletes for a Cure Triathlon:

Winter and her family would like to personally thank everyone for making this event such a success in so many ways, but most importantly by helping raise awareness for prostate cancer. Winter cannot tackle prostate cancer awareness alone but through Team Winter and Athletes for a Cure, the possibilities are endless. The outpouring of love to her and our family has been beyond belief. Throughout the race individuals were introducing themselves to Winter, Michael and myself and telling their stories of how prostate cancer had affected their lives. This event is not just a race; it is so much more than that. It is about making a difference, not setting limits on oneself, giving unconditionally and having a passion for a great cause.

The staff at Disney, the race volunteers, race directors and organizers, race participants and spectators showed incredible compassion and support throughout the entire weekend. We could not even begin to thank everyone; especially those who could not be there at the race in person, but so graciously gave donations and words of encouragement. Most importantly, none of this would have been possible without the founder of Athletes for a Cure, Scott Zagarino.

So many new people have come into our lives from this one single event. We will continue our passion (the multisport life) in support of Athletes for a Cure and the Prostate Cancer Foundation each and everyday. We can’t wait until the 2009 2nd annual AFAC Triathlon. A special thanks goes out to all the athletes who raced under Team Winter. We hope all of you will be back next year to help Team Winter grow in both numbers and fundraising.

I want all of you to know that Michael smiled more during that one weekend then in the entire last four months since being diagnosed and treated for metastatic prostate cancer. That is something only all of you could accomplish and we are thankful for that.

Who do you race for?

Thanks a Million,

Dawn Estelle
Michael Vinecki
Winter, Yukon, Magnum and Ruger

*We send our Love and we will stay strong to help Michael fight the fight. will be up and running soon.