Sep 02 2009
I’ve just joined the auction below – donating my Aqua Sphere icon wetsuit, an aqua sphere goody bag (thanks aqua sphere: http://www.aquasphereswim.co.uk/us/index
Auction and Blazeman Charity details:
My name is Leanda Cave. Im a professional triathlete with a cause. I would like you to help me in a unique way to raise much needed funds for the Blazeman Foundation for ALS (a non-profit, multi-sport movement to end Lou Gehrig’s Disease). I am a Blazeman warrior, along with other professional triathletes, Chrissie Wellington, Dede Griesbauer and Matt Reed. Collectively, the Blazeman Warriors are trying to reach a $750,000 target to assist with cutting-edge scientific research to find treatments and an eventual cure for ALS.
75% is the current Percentage of the $750,000 target Money Raised by Warriors for the Blazeman Foundation for ALS Awareness and Research Fund.
You may have already seen one of us rolling across a finish line in an ad for ALS in Triathlete Magazine. This is in honour of Jonathan S. Blais who lost his life to ALS in May, 2007. The “log roll” has been performed by countless other athletes as a symbol of hope, and more importantly, as a means of raising awareness for ALS. I had the pleasure of meeting Jon and his parents, Mary Ann and Bob, at the end of 2006. I was heartbroken to learn of his ordeal and the speed at which this disease can take a healthy individuals life. From that date on, I have been rolling across many finish lines.
If you would like to learn more about the Blazeman Foundation for ALS or the disease and current research, please go to: http://www.waronals.com/.
What is the Great Athlete Auction?
Over the next few weeks I will be reaching out to professional triathletes as well as other people in the triathlon world, and asking them to make donations to The Great Athlete Auction. These donations will be in the form of athlete sponsored items, race entries, miscellaneous items, race suits, autographs, books, getaways, etc. Two weeks prior to the Ford Ironman World Championships, to be held in Kona, Hawaii on October 10, I will be putting all the items on Ebay at seller: thegreatathleteauction. The goal is to have the auction end as the pro triathletes are finishing. Once items have been paid for (preferably by PayPal), the money raised will be donated to the Blazeman Foundation for ALS.
How do I know what will be up for auction?
This Blogspot is your gateway to what will be on offer for the auction. So stay tuned on a regular basis to see what has been donated and by whom. I will also keep updates on my Twitter site ( http://twitter.com/leandacave) and Facebook. Thank you in advance to everyone who donates as well as those who bid on the items to come.