Jon Blais was the first person with ALS to finish a Ironman Triathlon, after Jon lost his battle against ALS, his parents founded the Blazeman Foundation.The Blazeman Foundation for ALS
participates in a number of fundraising activities nationwide including triathlons, road races, spin-a-thons, and charity auctions. Members of Team Blazeman engage in a variety of creative fundraising activities. Nevertheless, each time a Blazeman Warrior rolls across the finish line, it serves as an important reminder that the War On ALS® is dedicated to all those suffering from ALS, all who have lost the battle, and all who will someday have to fight for their lives.
Why Support the Blazeman Foundation for ALS?
Despite 20 million people dying from ALS since 1869, there hasn’t been any significant effort to treat or cure this disease. ALS patients everywhere are basically offered the same treatment options as Lou Gehrig in 1939. Without raising awareness and funding, ALS will not receive the research efforts necessary to find a cure and will continue to strike down every person who is diagnosed.