BENEFITING: Texas Lyme Disease Association
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE
I have competed in triathlons all over the world including Ironman competitions in France, Arizona, California, Florida, Germany, Idaho, Texas, Utah, Canada and Australia. Kona has been on my personal bucket list since I completed my first Ironman in 2006. But it also gives me an opportunity to advance a cause my family and I unfortunately have become all too familiar with – Lyme Disease.
Transmitted by tick bite to my 25-year old son several years ago, Lyme Disease has been reported in 50 states nationwide and on six continents. Yet it is not completely understood, difficult to diagnose and can persist for years if not quickly and properly treated. Currently, there is no definitive blood test for this debilitating disease.
Kona allows me, through this charitable program, to increase public awareness and funding for the prevention and eventual eradication of Lyme Disease through your donations to Texas Lyme Disease Association.
Your donation is tax deductible. Emailed confirmation will follow a donation made online. Donations submitted by check will result in a mailed hard-copy receipt from the IRONMAN Foundation on a quarterly basis.
My family and thousands of others nationwide thank you for your support!
- Phillip J Jones