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Utilizing Blazeman's War on ALS Multi-Sport Movement will help you reach the minds of those needed to sustain and develop your efforts further. Blazeman’s courage makes it possible for others to follow: having a podium to speak from. Synergy of Blazeman Foundation takes place when energy is harnessed together as “Blazeman Warriors”. Strength in numbers is necessary to be heard collectively. As we grow, you grow, and vice-versa… together those who support Blazeman Foundation’s Movement of “Blazeman Warriors” enables Blazeman Foundation to be much more effective achieving its mission of waging war in Blazeman’s War on ALS. -blazeman

"People do not follow titles, they follow courage. If you will just lead them onto the battlefield,
they will follow you and so will I, unite us… unite the clans." -Bravehart




Dear World, Blazeman wants to know… GOT LOU?
33 year old Special Education Teacher & Multisport Veteran Stricken with ALS
"Few diseases can so thoroughly bulldoze a person's spirit like ALS."
Edward Achorn, Providence Journal, May 17, 2005

        My name is Jonathan S. Blais. I am a Seekonk "Warrior" who went on fueling a passion for teaching "Underdogs" to overcome an obstacle called: life. I took my Seekonk "Smarts" to the streets of San Diego, CA becoming known as "Blazeman". On May 2, 2005 while teaching and finishing a Masters degree in Education, I was given a death sentence by diagnosis of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. According to statistics, I have a MND (motor neuron disease) on board that is progressively and relentlessly destroying my body over the next 2 to 5 years. The reality is 70 years later, after former baseball legend "Iron Horse" Lou Gehrig was walked off field at Yankee Stadium in 1939, the world has only one FDA approved drug that clinically fails to do anything beyond extend suffering. Did you know 411 people die each day from ALS? That's 17 people every hour. More than 150,000 PALS (People with ALS) keep dying from Lou Gherig's disease and more than 350,000 PALS are left suffering its affliction each year. ALS... the best your Neurologist can do is hand you a pamphlet as you make your way out of their office that describes the fact that you will sooner than later find yourself up "Shit’s Creek" without a paddle. Anyway, such are things and it is what it is. I've always believed in ending your story with a quote. Others have already said it best, so it's better to remember those and go out strong. So here goes… "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us." R.W. Emerson. So what then if I may ask kind of Braveheart lives within you? On October 15, 2005 Blazeman Ironman bound, finished the 27th annual Ford Hawaii Ironman Triathlon Championship: 2.4 miles of ocean swimming followed by 112 miles of cycling finishing up with 26.2 miles of running through the lava fields of Kona followed by "Wooman" and NBC Sports. Blazeman, "Tri-ed" for people with ALS before this "Bulldozer" got him.

Strength & Honor,

-blazeman

ALS Warrior Poet

Snail Mail To:
Bob & Mary Ann Blais
9170 South Mont Cove, Unit #105
Ft. Myers, FL 33908
Phone: (239) 437-9645
Bob & Mary Ann Blais
172 Marnoch Dr
Seekonk, MA 02771-3812
Phone: (508) 336-6439

SINCE 1869...
ALS "ORPHAN" DISEASE DEATH TOLL...
FALLEN...
411 People Each Day...
17 People Every Hour...


"I first saw your incredible story while watching the 2005 Ironman. As an avid baseball history fan I consider Lou Gerhig one of the greatest because he was likely the first to give ALS a voice. Your voice has been much louder and stronger thank goodness. The words THANK YOU are not enough to express how you have opened eyes and minds about ALS and hopefully soon there will be a cure."

Mary Ann Pults



"What's It Gonna Be ...Victory Or Death."
-blazeman



MISSION STATEMENT:

www.WarOnALS.com







The mission of Blazeman Foundation is to:

1.) raise awareness about ALS by leveraging the energy and compassion of the multi-sport community

2.) raise funds to find a cure for ALS.

So Others May Live.

Team Blazeman's Diary...
Daily War On ALS

Dear World: Part Two
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Team Blazeman's
ALS War Room
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WHERE ARE THE TEAM BLAZEMAN WARRIORS NEXT
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Click Here For A Spreadsheet Of Where Blazeman Warriors Are Going To Be This Summer...

    NEXT BATTLE...

2007 Blazeman Events

The Blazeman Foundation will be hosting an expo at the Ford Ironman World Championships 70.3 in Clearwater, FL; Ford Ironman World Championships in Hawaii; and the Westchester Triathlon in Westchester, NY.


March 3, 2007
Ford Ironman 70.3 California - Oceanside, California www.ironmancalifornia.com

March 31, 2007
VS Broadcast of the Clearwater Half Ironman World Championships

April 14, 2007
Blazeman Warrior 5k Run/Walk in Cumming, GA www.alsblazeman.com

April 15, 2007
Ford Ironman Arizona - Tempe, Arizona www.ironmanarizona.com

April 28, 2007
TDF’s A Cure is Coming Walk will be on Saturday www.cureiscoming.org

April 28, 2007
Tri The Parks Triathlon Race Series @ John Tanner State Park www.tribluesky.com

May 12, 2007
Tri The Parks Triathlon Race Series @ Fort Yargo State Park www.tribluesky.com

June 2, 2007
Tri The Parks Triathlon Race Series @ Richard B. Russell State Park www.tribluesky.com

June 9, 2007
Eagleman 70.3, Cambridge, MD www.tricolumbia.org/eagleman.asp

June 17, 2007
EAS 5430 Sprint Triathlon - Boulder, CO www.5430sports.com

June 23, 2007
Tri The Parks Triathlon Race Series @ Indian Springs State Park www.tribluesky.com

June 24, 2007
OC Blazeman 140.6, Orange County, CA www.ocblazeman.com

June 24, 2007
Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d Alene, Idaho www.ironmancda.com

July 20-22, 2007
The Tri-State Trek www.tristatetrek.com

July 22, 2007
EAS Boulder Peak Triathlon - Boulder, CO www.5430sports.com

July 22, 2007
Ford Ironman USA Lake Placid - Lake Placid, New York www.ironmanusa.com

July 28, 2007
Tri The Parks Triathlon Race Series @ Mistletoe State Park www.tribluesky.com

August 3, 2007
SILENT AUCTION FOR THE BLAZEMAN FOUNDATION - Buffalo, NY peelee1973@hotmail.com

August 12, 2007
EAS 5430 Long Course Triathlon - Boulder, CO www.5430sports.com

August 18, 2007
Tri The Parks Triathlon Race Series @ High Falls State Park www.tribluesky.com

August 26, 2007
Steamboat Springs Triathlon - Steamboat Springs, CO www.5430sports.com

August 26, 2007
Subaru Ironman Canada - Penticton, BC, Canada www.ironman.ca



A Celebration Of Life
To Be Held August 31st, 2007 At 6:30 PM
SR. Of St. Dorothy
Monkey Wrench Lane
Bristol, Rhode Island

September 9, 2007
Ford Ironman Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin www.ironmanwisconsin.com

September 23, 2007
The Westchester Triathlon www.westchestertriathlon.com
BLAZEMAN FOUNDATION EXPO

October 13,2007
Ford Ironman World Championship www.ironman.com/events/ironman/worldchampionship
BLAZEMAN FOUNDATION EXPO

November 3, 2007
Ford Ironman Florida - Panama City Beach, Florida www.ironmanflorida.com

November 10, 2007
Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3 - Clearwater, Florida www.ironman.com/events/ironman70.3/worldchampionship70.3
BLAZEMAN FOUNDATION EXPO



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