EVENT DATE: Nov 10, 2013
Athletes with Ankylosing Spondylitis(A.S.) will compete in either an Olympic distance or 70.3 distance triathlon in Venice, Florida on November 10th, 2013. A.S. is a degenerative autoimmune arthritis that primarily affects the spine and other joints, including the sacroilliac (hip) joints. The nature of the disease causes bones to calcify and fuse together, creating severe and chronic pain and discomfort. These athletes aren't letting their A.S. hold them back! Team ENDURANCE will visit patients with severe A.S. and arthritis to offer them an understanding person to talk to and share their stories with. We will also lecture at Sarasota county schools about Ankylosing Spondylitis. Helgi Olafson Foundation (HOF) has teamed up with Racing for a Cure(Arthritis National Research Foundation) and More Than Sport, which are organizations that both support the efforts of Team ENDURANCE to create grass-roots efforts to make tangible change in the areas where our athletes race.
To support this cause, Donate NOW!!" Your contribution will empower More Than Sport, Helgi Olafson Foundation, and #TeamENDURANCE for Ankylosing Spondylitis to effectively raise awareness for AS and fund their designated 501c3 charity, Arthritis National Research Foundation (Racing for a Cure).