I'm Thad Beaty, I'm a musician, husband, brother, a son and an Ironman. My journey to becoming an Ironman came after my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer and my good friend passed from lymphoma. These two close encounters with cancer inspired me to change my lifestyle.
I decided to train for my first Ironman; I lost over 70 pounds, started eating right and exercising, to prove to myself, my family, my friends and my fans that anything is possible. During this journey I began a foundation called Music that Moves. I've learned over the past few years that people want to hear personal stories about life changing moments.
My goal is to inspire people to change their own lives by sharing my own story. Kona Inspired is a way to share your experience. I have learned so much from everyone who submitted their own stories and journeys and can't wait to cross the finish line with you this Saturday!
This year, we have had the pleasure of sharing music at many charity events all over the country through our Music That Moves foundation and hope that you will support us and the work we are doing to help charities spread awareness and raise funds through our MTM network of artists and fans!