Monday, September 26, 2011

Special thanks to Team Drew Christensen

Simply Because Foundation is honored to be an official charity for the St George Marathon this year! One of our runners is Drew Christensen from Arizona and he has been diligent in his efforts to raise money for Simply Because. We are privileged to have been working with Drew. We wanted to send out a special thanks to him and his donors:

Ken & Gale Hundley

Neil & Linda Christensen

Gary Gardner

Kenneth Larsen

Russ Reynolds

Jan Tenney

T.B. Merala

Chad Christensen

Craig Hackett

N. D. Christensen

Rhonda Hargrove

Debra Watson

Jeanne Bryce

Zachary Halverson

Becky Householder

Thomas Palmer

Adina Morris

Andrew Terry

Rachel Maxey

Amy Ollerton

Arden Palmer

Susan Jones

Carol McNamara

Because of the generous contributions of these individuals Simply Because will be able to assist more families who are in desperate need.

Thank you so much!

Monday, August 22, 2011

St George Ironman 2011

On May 7th the Simply Because Foundation was chosen as an official Charity for the St George Ironman. We were given the incredible opportunity to host an aid station. The Ironman is the ultimate challenge for seasoned athletes. We were honored to be able to participate. Board members from Simply Because and about 200 volunteers manned the station all day. Our station was named the "Running with the Bulls". Volunteers were there to provide water, Gatorade, GU, and fruit. We also provided the supplies need to work on their bikes if there was need.

To be apart of such an remarkable event was truly astounding.

Ironman was generous to the Simply Because Foundation as well. We were awarded the Best Aid Station and were given a gift that we will in turn give to some families who are truly deserving.


Welcome to our blog!

We are excited to introduce you to the Simply Because Foundation. We were established in 2009 by our founder and President Boyd Nelson. Through the years Boyd personally witnessed some close friends deal with the news of their 3 year old being diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes as well as another friend who had 3 children diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Then a business associate who was blessed with a baby boy only to find that he had heart defects. Through these experiences, he was able to see where middle class families are in need of help, but due to their income, they over qualify for much needed assistance. The Simply Because Foundation was put together with a group of dedicated members, to provide help to those families. These are the families that live their lives, day to day, not looking for assistance, but trying to make the situation as normal as possible. This is an amazing organization. I am sure that in your own life you can think of someone who, like the families above, fit into this criteria. If so visit our website

and refer them.

Our goal is to make a difference one family at a time.