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                           The Blazeman Foundation for ALS

 In October of 2005, Jon "Blazeman" Blais became the first person with ALS to finish an Ironman. He completed the 140.6 mile event (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run) in 16.5 hours to honor all past and present People with ALS (PALS). As Blazeman rolled across the finish line in Kona, Hawaii, he challenged all endurance athletes to help find a cure for ALS.


The Blazeman Foundation for ALS was created in 2006 to help raise awareness and much needed funds for ALS medical research. The Blazeman Foundation for ALS is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to 1) raise awareness about ALS by leveraging the energy and compassion of the multi-sport community, and 2) raise funds to find a cure ALS ... "so others may live." The foundation encourages, recruits, and supports endurance athletes all over the world to join Team Blazeman and battle together as Blazeman Warriors in the "War On ALS."


The Blazeman Foundation for ALS both organizes and supports quality athletic events all over the world as a way of encouraging members of Team Blazeman and others to raise funds and awareness for ALS.


The Blazeman Foundation for ALS uses all funds to support established ALS research foundations to enhance their important efforts in finding a cure and effective treatments for ALS.


Team Blazeman

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.

For more information about the foundation visit www.waronals.org