I grew up reading Iron Man comic books. I always admired his invincibility, and his self-made suit of armor not only made him strong on the outside, it literally kept his heart beating on the inside. As a boy, I fantasized about having an iron exoskeleton like that to protect me and my heart from harm.
Here I am 40 years later, putting my heart into a different kind of iron. I am attempting something far beyond what I ever thought possible, a full 140.6 mile Ironman Triathlon. I’m making a 70.3 mile leap from the last endurance event I finished, and it will require a significant amount of work, and heart, to finish.
Like the comic book heroes of my youth, I do not do this to glorify myself. I do it to draw attention to a cause I support, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. I do it to honor my heroic brother Jeff, cancer survivor for three and a half years and still running marathons!
I have so many generous friends who have given cash to this cause already, and so I start the 2014 campaign with something a little different… a symbol of solidarity. I purchased several boxes of these unique, recycled bike chain bracelets, and now I’m offering them for sale to start raising money toward the Ironman campaign.
You can purchase these great stocking stuffers for only $15 each! $10 of each purchase goes to the MMRF (where 93% of every dollar goes directly to research.) It’s a unique, environmentally-conscious gift for anyone on your list!
And when you wear this “tri-strong” bracelet, you become a strong link in a chain of giving. You and hundreds of other friends will be supporting me at the Lake Placid Ironman on July 27, and letting my brother Jeff know that you care about a cure. Wear it proudly, take a photo and post it online. It means you are officially on our team, and we appreciate your support!
- Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you a Paypal invoice, or pay by cash or check.
- Specify Small 7″ or Large 8.5″ long and how many you want
- Local friends get personal delivery. Out-of-towners add $2.50 shipping for up to 5 bracelets