For this Ironman I am launching the first "500 Over 140.6" Ironman Honor Roll. My goal is to carry at least 500 names of cancer fighters, survivors, and souls over the entire Ironman Wisconsin course.
The über-cool guy and web expert, Ben, at BuckeyeOutdoors.com made the "500 Over 140.6" Honoree Counter in the sidebar to the right and below my profile photo. To submit a name, or names (submit as many as you like) simply fill in he blanks and click "Add them to the Honor Roll." All of the information will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone.
I'm not asking for a donation or sponsorship in connection with the campaign. The only request is that, if possible, you tell the honoree or their family what I will attempt to do on September 9, 2007. Let them know I'm doing this in their honor. It's my humble and small attempt to bring encouragement to all of those affected by these life robbing diseases.
As an athlete I have a responsibility to use my good health to serve others without the prospect of personal gain. However, if I meet the goal of 500, 1000, or more names I will certainly gain a huge boost in motivation to complete the Ironman despite my body's inevitable protests.
BoomerNation, allow me this honor and privilege to race for the people you know. By doing this, a part of you , and your honoree, will be with me for every stroke, turn of the crank, and stride of Ironman Wisconsin.
These names will define why I train for Ironman.
So, let's get to work. We only have thirty days until I, and hopefully 500+ names, wade into the challenging waters of Madison... together.
Oh yes... standby for news on how you can become a "500 Over 140.6" Ambassador.