BENEFITING: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE
In 2010, then only 49 years old, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I endured eight rounds of chemotherapy, each one on a 21 day cycle that included 5 days in the hospital. The treatment successfully destroyed the cancer when completed in July 2011, but left me severely weakened.
Before the diagnosis I had been an avid marathon runner, and often trained with my wife, Charleen. Together we started on a training program after chemo, to help me regain strength lost through the cancer treatment. I gained a new passion for swimming, biking and running and a new appreciation for what I had survived.
I completed a triathlon in Austin in 2013 and the Whistler Canadian Ironman in 2014. I am competing in 70.3 mile triathalons in Oceanside, California and Honu, Hawaii in March and May 2015. I am also competing in the 140.6 mile Ironman Mont-Tremblant on August 16, 2015 in Quebec, Canada. I am swimming, biking and running to raise money in support of research into non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.