I am in the middle, OK about a third of the way through a book titled, “You are an Ironman” which is shared stories of six individuals not only about their lives but their journey to completing their first ever Ironman.  As many individuals who push themselves to extremes also reach out and fundraise for their preferred organizations, one of the individuals in this book has provided me with an idea that will hopefully stimulate you to share this blog and to make a donation to one of the charities.

The idea,  I will wear a T-Shirt on the day of the event with names of individuals that you provide.  Make any size donation to a charity and email me what name you want on the shirt.  I will do this as a reminder for myself that there is support and I am not only putting myself through the challenge of completing a 100 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run to raise awareness for my Grandfather but for everybody suffering from Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis.

Interesting Statistics:

Parkinson’s Disease (copied from Parkinson’s Disease Foundation)



Multiple Sclerosis (copied from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society)