41.6 F
Sunday, June 26, 2022

Tracy Pelzer-Timm Jumps Rope 1 Million Times for Charity

Margaret Hurlberthttps://discovermuscatine.com
Margaret Hurlbert works as the Editor of Discover Muscatine Newspaper.

Muscatine Living

Tracy Pelzer-Timm has always loved jump roping. “I’ve enjoyed jumping rope all of my life, ever since participating in Jump Rope for Heart as a child. In college, I really fell in love with it after getting my first counting rope and jumped for quite a few years. I was able to pick it back up a couple years ago and I started this year with the personal challenge of being more consistent with exercising,” she recalls. Pelzer-Timm took her jump roping to the next level, setting a goal of 1 million jumps in 2019 to help her raise money for charity.

At the beginning of 2019, Pelzer-Timm challenged herself to jump rope more times than she had the previous year. Nearing her goal early, she realized she could complete 1 million jumps that year. She elaborated, “(I) wanted to at least jump more than last year and thought, on the high side, I could jump 750 thousand times. It wasn’t until I completed 100 thousand jumps in March that I realized I was ahead of pace to jump . . . In April, I officially took on the (1 million jump) challenge, which I thought was going to be more of a physical challenge, but it’s turned out to be much more of a mental and emotional challenge.”

To stay motivated, Pelzer-Timm decided to make her jumps count for a cause and raise funds for two of her favorite charities. “The second half of this challenge has been more of a chore than I expected, and I knew that I needed to do something to celebrate achieving this goal. Almost instantly, I came up with the idea to use this to raise awareness of two non-profit charities that hold special meaning for me—The Foye Belle Foundation and Malachi Legacy Fund.”

Pelzer-Timm then went on to explain why each charity matters to her. “The Foye Belle Foundation was started by my friend, Chelsea Berler, after she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Triple Negative Breast Cancer at age 33 . . . As Chelsea was going through treatments, she saw others doing the same and wanted to start something that would lift their spirits. People can request a Blue Bag ‘to bring a smile to someone battling breast cancer, even if it’s just for a moment of feeling less blue,’” she explained. “The Malachi Legacy Fund was started by my friend, Jenifer Furness, to feed and provide basic needs for 1 million children at home and abroad,” Pelzer-Timm added.

Motivated by her drive to help these two organizations, Pelzer-Timm completed her millionth jump on Dec. 29th, 2019. After finishing her goal, Pelzer-Timm felt elated to have raised funds and awareness for both organizations. “There has been wonderful support in sharing my fundraiser to bring awareness to both charities and I consider that a win,” she stated.
Though Pelzer-Timm finished her challenge, she will still gladly accept donations for each group. To donate, she encourages you to donate via her Venmo account @Tracy-Pelzer-TImm.

Latest News

Brad Bark next president and CEO of the GMCCI

MUSCATINE, Iowa--June 23, the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced Brad Bark would assume the role of...

More Articles Like This

Muscatine Today with Ashley

MTS- Brandon is here to talk about Fat Cat

Today on the show Scott Schultz from Impact Fitness and Nutrition is here to talk about more healthy fitness tips. Then if you are looking to get your car cleaned up from the winter listen to today's show to learn about a business in town that can help you with that and more..... Thank you to our show sponsors: Harpers Cycling and Fitness, Beckey Insurance, Muscatine Power and Water, RIVO Plumbing and Heating, ImpactLife Blood Center, Lutheran Living, Toyota of Muscatine, Impact Fitness and Nutrition, Sun Tan City Muscatine, Real Estate Resource Associates, UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine and Hy-Vee Muscatine #muscatinetodayshow #goodmorningmuscatine #KindnessIsFree

DMSN Broadcasts

Manta Rays Swim

Join us as the Muskie Boys Basketball team hosts the North Scott Lancers! Watch Your Way: DiscoverMuscatine.com Discover Muscatine Facebook Discover Muscatine YouTube DiscoverMuskie Twitter Muscatine Power and Water Cable Channel 3 Brought to you by Muscatine Power and Water, Muscatine Lawn and Power, Hy-Vee, Bayer of Muscatine, First National Bank of Muscatine, Affordable Metal Manufacturing, Eastern Iowa Power Washers, Arty’s Ice Cream and Grill, Rivo Plumbing and Heating, Riots and Rebelle’s Salon, Bickford Senior Living, Let’s Eat, Muscatine Community Y and the Youth Sports Foundation. #DMSN #MuskieSports #Muscatine #MuskieSchools #basketball #prephoops #prepbasketball

Talk of the Town

People you should know: Mobile food pantry volunteers!

The River Bend Mobile Food Pantry is held 11 months out of the year in the parking lot of the Muscatine Community School District's...

Muscatine Area News

Brad Bark next president and CEO of the GMCCI

MUSCATINE, Iowa--June 23, the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced Brad Bark would assume the role of president and CEO of the...