A child is diagnosed with cancer every other day at Mayo Clinic. For them that starts a marathon for which they could never train. Cancer is the uphill trek and Brighter Tomorrows carries them to the finish line.
An "Ironman 70.3 Triathlon" is a long-distance triathlon consisting of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bicycle ride and a 13.1 mile run.
And Ray Lunasin has chosen to take it on.
"I'm doing something much easier than what families with childhood cancer do each day," he says. "And it's to ensure they don't do their marathon against this disease alone."
Upon his move from his hometown in New Jersey to Minnesota to be trained as a physical therapist, his heart was impacted by more than just exceptional health care in Rochester, but also the amazing emotional care through Brighter Tomorrows. (Click here to learn about the organization.)
He's training each day to bring hope to these families facing childhood cancer and raise money for their lives with Brighter Tomorrows, and he'd like you to join him. Read his full story on his own individual page and pledge to support him in his efforts to raise funds by clicking Donate on that page!
Additionally, go see Ray race in Brighter Tomorrows attire! Here's the information: Iron Man for Hope!
Ray's fighting. Kids are fighting. Will you provide the armor?