The mission of the Mick's Boston Run for ALS is two fold (as stated by the Blazeman Foundation http://www.waronals.com):
- To raise awareness about ALS by leveraging the energy, commitment and compassion of the multi-sport community
- To raise necessary funds to be directed into cutting-edge scientific research to find treatments and an eventual cure for ALS..."So Others May Live!"
Although I remember watching Jon Blais "The Blazeman" as he dealt with ALS the only way he knew how (by completing the Ironman - please view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vrjp2P0GlE)...it wasn't until my younger cousin, Jeff, was diagnosed with the disease that it became personal. Watching Jeff fight daily with amazing bravery as he, and his family (wife + four young children), wage war on ALS has provided the inspiration for me to do my part and run for a cause much bigger than myself.
Please join the fight!