Greg champion wrote -
I am competing in Ironman Texas to honor one of my best friends, John Davies. 20 years ago, John & I were working in Southern California for a real SOB of a boss. In order to handle the stress and frustration, John talked me into training for sprint triathlons with him. It all started with a 5K and ended with us running, biking, swimming and competing in many SoCal triathlons. Fast forward to today, John & I are still working together only now we have families with grown kids and we live in Texas. Five years ago John was diagnosed with lymphoma and was declared clear of it, only to be diagnosed soon after with melanoma. John is winning the fight with his cancer so far and remains strong! I wish to honor him by finishing Ironman Texas and raising money to fight melanoma...it is a cancer that any one of us could get & deserves to be cured. Please join me in my efforts to raise funds that continue to support finding a cure for melanoma. It's important!