Crossing the Finish Line: For the ninth Straight Year, Endurance Athletes from Coast to Coast Will Champion Their Friend, Jon “Blazeman” Blais, Who Lost His Life to ALS, and Wage International War on the Disease
Seeking volunteers to organize a Cycle for ALS event in communities across the country in the month of February.
For the eight straight year The Blazeman Foundation for ALS is calling for a all endurance athletes, cyclists, and volunteers of all athletic abilities to hop on bicycles on a day of their choosing, in the month of February at YMCA’s, gyms and communities across the country for the sixth annual "Cycle for ALS.” www.cycleforals.com . Proceeds will benefit The Blazeman Foundation for ALS (www.waronals.org).
Planning to have the biggest event ever, the organizers are looking for volunteers to set up spin-a-thons in communities nationwide throughtout the month of February. This will be the ninth annual event designed to raise awareness and funding on behalf of Ironman Jon “Blazeman” Blais’s self declared "War on ALS". Blazeman lost his battle with ALS in 2007 at age 35. The event was launched in February 2006 by "Triathletes Who Care", and continues today thanks to dedicated volunteers working on behalf of The Blazeman Foundation for ALS.
The 2015 event is an opportunity for triathlon clubs, multi-sport coaches, and individual athletes to kick-start the 2014 season together with a group cycle or spin marathon when most of the North American continent is still hibernating from the cold.
A teacher, Blais decided after his diagnosis to dedicate his then short life to educate others about ALS, and created his signature stamp against the disease, when he rolled across the finish line of the 2005 Kona Ironman. He was determined to prove that nothing, not even ALS, would stop him.
Inspired by Blazeman’s ineffable spirit and passion, volunteers are determined to make the 2015 event bigger and better than ever, and they are asking for your help.
Here is how You can help. Gather your family, friends, training buddies, tri-clubs and host an event in your community, or simply participate in an already planned event near you. Help keep Jon’s dream alive by lending your financial support and contributing to the crusade against ALS.
For more information go to www.cycleforals.com