Believe...Pick a stronger word than Hope...Cure.
Team Blazeman is a nationwide team of multisport athletes who compete for a cause larger than themselves. Members of Team Blazeman, known as Blazeman Warriors, help carry out the mission of The Blazeman Foundation for ALS by raising awareness about ALS. As they train and race, Blazeman Warriors raise awareness and commit to attainable fundraising objectives to support cutting-edge scientific research to find the causes and a cure for ALS.
Blazeman Warriors keep the spirit of Jon Blais alive. They show others, and discover themselves, that failure is not an option and to never give up. For that reason, Blazeman Warriors achieve success and fulfillment in their multi-sport endeavors that they never dreamed possible. Blazeman Warriors commemorate Jon’s 2005 Ironman finish by rolling across the finish line to the cheers of spectators, a gesture that has come to symbolize the War on ALS..."the good fight", (poet-spirit)..."the-blazeman".
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Five years ago we created the Blazeman Post-Doc in the Rodal Lab at Brandies University. This collaboration resulted in many accomplishments. End of year 5 report and summary, overall achievements, and letters of thanks from Drs. Rodal and Deshpande.
Letter of Thanks from Dr. Rodal
Letter of Thanks from Blazeman PostDoc…
Jon Blais becomes the first athlete with ALS to finish this race. Finishing in a time of 16:28:56, he rolls across the finish line as a symbol of his fight against the disease. His famous "Blazeman roll" would go on to become a staple at IRONMAN finish lines all over the world in support of the battle against ALS.
"Athlete Roll"...a call for Freedom...(from ALS)...listen, this is the "echo" that is present in the WarOnALS...remembering that Jon's Foundation and all "warriors"…Continue
On May 2, 2005, twenty-year Multi-Sport veteran Jon Blais a.k.a. "Blazeman" at age 33 was diagnosed with the fatal motor neuron disease ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Blazeman dubbed himself the "ALS Warrior Poet" and brought his battle to the big island of Hawaii on October 15th that year, where he became the first person with ALS to complete the Ironman World Championships. It was his last race. In 2006, a number of athletes, inspired by Jon's 2005 efforts, rolled across the finish…Continue