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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To hear more about our organization, please check out http://www.waronals.org
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
"Ironman Texas 2018 will be my fifth Ironman, my second in the US and first in my home state. My last Ironman was in 2005...life, work, getting married and having kids somehow got in the way of training and competing. I knew Jon's story back then and for me it added a new dimension of emotion to an already very emotional event. In May of 2017 the wife of a friend, Alison, lost her battle with ALS, then in December, the father of another close friend,…Continue
Posted by blazedad on February 21, 2018 at 5:30pm