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Blazeman Foundation

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THE STORY:

THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION wrote -

Given a death sentence in the form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease) in May of 2005, at the age of 33, Jon accepted his diagnosis and decided to do incredible things with it. He began waging a War on ALS® from the beginning. This was his way of dealing with it; this is how he lived out his days... fighting for research and raising awareness. Focusing his energy on helping kids who were emotionally challenged and learning-disabled, Jon became a teacher at the Aseltine School. This is also where he became better known as "The Blazeman." 

Competing in triathlons for 20 years, Jon always wanted to compete in an IRONMAN - especially in Hawaii. On October 15, 2005, only 5 months after being diagnosed, Jon became the only individual with ALS to complete an IRONMAN, finishing in 16:28:56. He crossed the finish line by log-rolling over it, and since then, the "log roll" has been graciously performed by countless athletes as a symbol of hope, and more importantly, as a means of raising awareness for ALS.

Jon’s impact on the sport of triathlon is one that many will never forget. In February 2007, Jon was awarded the Competitor of the Year award at the Endurance Sport Awards ceremony. Two months later, the NBC broadcast of the 2006 Ford IRONMAN World Championship won a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Edited Sports Special, of which Peter Henning dedicated to Jon. Less than one month after Jon’s passing, the World Triathlon Corporation announced a new initiative where all domestic IRONMAN, IRONMAN 70.3, and IronGirl events will reserve race number 179, Jon’s Kona number, for a special athlete, a first in the world of triathlons. Since then, many warriors have requested number 179 at various sporting events throughout the country. 

Jon always believed in ending your story with a quote. Others have already said it best, so it's better to remember those and go out strong. So here goes… “The meaning of life is to live life”...

$7,345

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Razel

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Angie

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Donna

    $10

  • Pucci Family

     

  • Patty Bell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Ken & Tori

    $250

  • Nancy Westfall

    $50

  • Melissa Caldwell

    $25

  • Bob Rosen

    $150

  • Mark Mariotti

     

  • Janet

    $100

  • Lauren Fernandez

    $100

  • Alicia,McKayla,Judy,Brandon

    $100

  • Sara

    $75

  • Carla & Giaco

    $100

  • Shannon Neal

     

  • Jason N

    $50

  • Ginger White

    $100

  • The Lee family

    $50

  • Charles Neal

    $50

  • The Hastings Family

    $50

  • Angelique Baldwin

     

  • Kim Wimmer

    $50

  • Casey Walker

    $200

  • Jon & Shirley

    $100

  • Erin Burkhalter

    $100

  • Charity workout

    $787.30

  • Koty Price & Stephanie Gainey

    $100

  • DAD AND NANCY

    $100

  • Dave, Cari and crew

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Sue Michaels and Jim Shrader

    $25

  • Shannon Sakelarios

    $50

  • Patti C

    $50

  • Clayton Neal

    $50

  • Marielle Vitale

    $50

  • Kevin Lauer

    $100

  • Bluefield WV

    $690

  • J & K Smith

    $50

  • OR Team

    $150

  • Jeb&Brandi; Benson

     

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • MaryFran Stevens

    $50

  • Maggie Leffel Williford

    $35

  • Jeff & Holly Disibbio

    $179

  • Chrissy Tun

    $50

  • Crossfit Ocean Isle Beach

    $100

  • John and Christine Molnar

    $100

  • Len and Karen Imielinski

    $100

  • Richard and Ann Schmitt

    $100

  • The Smith Family

    $179

  • CFSF

    $100

  • Fred Bellamy

    $100

  • Tina M Shaw-Millian

    $50

  • Marquis and Susan Johnson

    $50

  • Adam and Patricia Rider

    $100

  • Heidi Tatten

    $30

  • Barbara Rose

    $35

  • Charles and Faye Louthan

    $50

  • Chris and Hazel Sanders

    $50

  • Chris and Lori Stacy

    $50

  • Billy and Brenda Belcher

    $20

  • William and Helen Selbee

    $20

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $12,034 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Shannon Neal

Amount Raised

$7,345

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Bryant

Amount Raised

$1,234

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Matt Schulze

Amount Raised

$820

 

41% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Peter McDonough

Amount Raised

$550

 

55% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hai-Ping Hwang-Twigg

Amount Raised

$515

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Kim Jenny

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Tom Frost

Amount Raised

$445

 

22% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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James Bovell

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Billy and Brenda Belcher

Billy and Brenda Belcher

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

William and Helen Selbee

William and Helen Selbee

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Chris and Hazel Sanders

Chris and Hazel Sanders

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Chris and Lori Stacy

Chris and Lori Stacy

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Charles and Faye Louthan

Charles and Faye Louthan

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Barbara Rose

Barbara Rose

DONATION: $35

1 year ago

Heidi Tatten

Heidi Tatten

DONATION: $30

1 year ago

CFSF

CFSF

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Adam and Patricia Rider

Adam and Patricia Rider

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Fred Bellamy

Fred Bellamy

DONATION: $100

1 year ago