The Blazeman Foundation for ALS
The Blazeman Foundation for ALS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is a family foundation that serves to carry out the vision of its namesake and founder, the late Jonathan "Blazeman" Blais. Contributions to the foundation are tax deductible.
The mission of the Blazeman Foundation for ALS is to raise awareness about ALS by leveraging the energy, commitment and compassion of the multi-sport community, and to raise necessary funds to be directed into cutting-edge scientific research to find treatments and an eventual cure for ALS...So Others May Live.
The proceeds from the Blazeman for ALS slots are earmarked for the University of Maryland's Brain and Tissue Bank, a program for ALS patients to donate their tissue postmortem for research. This is a much-needed area that most ALS patients and their families are not aware of. Jon donated his organs, realizing how important and underfunded this area is. Of note, Robert Vigorito, TriColumbia President and Race Director harvested Jon's organs; they had met in 2005 competing at the Ironman World Championship together.
Please visit our website to learn more about Jon and his foundation’s contributions to cutting edge research.
Download our brochure.
For more information on racing at the Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon “for a cause bigger than yourself” please contact Mary Ann Blais at the email address below.
WEBSITES: www.waronals.com; www.cycleforals.com; www.teamblazeman.com
CONTACT: Mary Ann Blais - Jon's mom
Toll free number 1-877-429-9363
"When the cause is bigger than yourself you are a true blazeman warrior"