Webster's Dictionary defines "ground zero" as 3. The very beginning. In other words, where something began. Ground zero for me with triathlon is Indian Wells, CA where I was a pastor of a church and La Quinta where we lived at the time. Through a mutual friend I was introduced to a guy in our church who was an avid runner and accomplished triathlete who was dying from the devastating effects of cancer... his name was Tom. After conducting his memorial service having described the similarities of Tom's life to the struggle of an Ironman race, I was invited into this close and passionate community.
Now, after completing more than 75 races including 19 Ironman races, I'm going back to where it all began.
On December 9th I'll be competing in the inagural Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells - La Quinta. The finish line will literally be a quarter of a mile from my house in one direction and a quarter of a mile from my office in the other direction! Therefore, it seemed only fitting that I choose this race for 2018 to be my ZERO Cancer focus! So, please consider joing me through your encouragement and financial support to eradicate this disease, a disease where one in eight fathers, sons, brothers, partners, and friends will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, including more than 161,000 throughout the U.S. this year alone.
I'm racing with Team ZERO because I want to put an end to the suffering of prostate cancer and I need your support!
Help us get one step closer to Generation ZERO - the first generation of men free from prostate cancer by donating to fund research, partient financial assistance, early detection, and educational programs.
Please support me by making a tax-deductible contribution today! And as I cross the finish line, you'll feel proud knowing you helped keep families together and save lives.
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