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"I first saw your incredible story while watching the 2005 Ironman. As an avid baseball history fan I consider Lou Gehrig one of the greatest because he was likely the first to give ALS a voice. Your voice has been much louder and stronger thank goodness. The words THANK YOU are not enough to express how you have opened eyes and minds about ALS and hopefully soon there will be a cure."

Mary Ann Pults




In The News

Taking Strides Against ALS
May 25, 2012
SunChronicle
Memory of Ironman Blais ignites fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease
May 27, 2011
News-press.com

Blazeman Band ''Tri-Polar" New album just released for the Blazeman Foundation!

May 26, 2011
xtri.com
IronmanLife - Iron Blazeman...the song
September 24, 2010
IronmanLife
World's best pro triathletes rock on with Rock n Roll legends for ALS
September 16, 2010
Xtri.com
Bob Heins likes Challenge
July 25, 2010
Press Republican
Wilbraham resident battles for ALS cure
July 22, 2010
Andrew Spirito of Wilbraham
Update from Northwestern
June 14, 2010
Thank you
Rock (and Blazeman Rolling) in Kansas
June 12, 2010
http://www.chrissiewellington.org/blog/rock-and-blazeman-rolling-in-kansas/
Performance of the Decade: Part 1
December 16, 2009
Kevin Mackinnon gets some help remembering one of Ironman's greatest
Family, friends to remember local Ironman
July 10, 2009
TurnTo10.com
Triathlete to pay tribute to his friend
July 3, 2009
Providence Journal
Two men, one heroic effort against ALS
March 11, 2009
Evening of Hope fundraiser unites stories
Bike Riders peddle for ALS fundraiser
February 7, 2009
Link to Article
Blazeman Foundation holds Spin-A-Thon to Benefit ALS
February 2, 2009
Link to Article
A Hero Among Us
December 5, 2008
National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) awards Giant Steps Award to Jon
CEO Challenges Reports Record Year
December 5, 2008
2008 Events Attracted 137 CEOs from around the world and $13800 to Charity
The Top 10: Kona's Greatest Age Groupers
November 14, 2008
Link to Article
Ironmanlife: Go Ryan Go!
October 5, 2008
Kevin Mackinnon reports that Ryan Van Praet is much more than a Blazeman Warrior

Beijing-Bound Triathletes Focus on Charity Involvement
July 31, 2008
link to article
The War On ALS® at Computershare
July 14, 2008
PDF of article

Even more honor a hero
July 2, 2008
Originally informal triathlon to raise funds for ALS research has grown in its second year.

Blazeman honored in the O.C.
July 2, 2008
O.C.Blazeman triathlon

Racing for a cause
July 2, 2008
Get more out of your sport by giving back

OCBlazeman Triathlon
June 30, 2008
No PR, No Problem

Swimmers Tri for a Cure
May 5, 2008
The annual Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon helps raise money for charities

Ironmanlife: Ironman's Real Life Hero
May 2, 2008
Kevin Mackinnon Remembers One of Ironman's Greatest Heros

Stop, Drop and Roll
April 28, 2008
St. Anthony's Triathlon

Ironmanlife: Blazeman Warriors
October 11, 2007
Remembering Jon Blais at this weekend's World Championships


Long blazes a trail for charity
August 29, 2007
Trail Blazer


Niles native always on the move
August 28, 2007
Former track runner competes now in Ironman


Blazeman Warrior® Stephen Brown Fundraises for the Blazeman Foundation for ALS at ChesapeakeMan
August 17, 2007
ChesapeakeMan Fundraiser


Blazeman Warrior® Ryan Van Praet, Ford's Everyday Hero at IM USA 2007
July 27, 2007
Everyday Hero (video)
Go Ryan Go! (article)


Do your part to fight ALS
July 9, 2007
Triathlete Magazine Online


Warrior's Spirit Lives
July 9, 2007
ALS victim inspires even after death


Americans Set New Mark for Giving
June 25, 2007
CNN


World Triathlon Corporation Pays Tribute to Athlete Jon Blais
June 22, 2007
Transition Times - USA


OC Blazeman 140.6
June 20, 2007
Family of triathletes starts event of their own


Inaugural Blazeman Spirit Award
June 20, 2007
Committe Chooses Andrew Urion as Recipient of the Inaugural Blazeman Spirit Award at Eagleman


Ironman's Executive Television Producer, Peter Henning Dedicates Emmy to Jon Blais.
June 18, 2007
Ironman Celebrates Another Emmy Win


Ironmanlife: The War On ALS®
June 11, 2007
The Blazeman Foundation for ALS at the Eagleman Ironman 70.3


Ironman Radio Interview with Brian Breen
June 8, 2007
Brian Breen's Interview with Kevin McKinnon of Ironmanlive.com


Forever in Strength and Honor
June 6, 2007
Transition Times Online tribute to Jon


T-Dot Triathlon Website Makes Jon Blais their June Athlete of the Month!
June 3, 2007
Athlete of the Month


Former professor and friend shares fond memories of Blais
June 2, 2007
Memories of Blais


Don't Leave Your Dreams in Bed
April 8, 2007
Bob Lee's "Ride for Three Reasons" Log


Still Blazing
February 3, 2007
Competitor Endurance Sports Awards Gala


Still Blazing
Publisher's Note, December 13, 2006
by Bob Babbit - Click Here! (PDF file)


Word on the Street
The Chicago Tribune, December 6, 2006
Tinley Park native Brian Breen will be one of the athletes covered in Saturday's broadcast of the 2006 Ford Ironman World Championship at 3 p.m. on WMAQ-Ch. 5. Breen, 31, ran the race in honor of Jon Blais, who completed the 2005 race despite being diagnosed in 2004 with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. At this year's race, Blais, now wheelchair-bound, waited for Breen to cross the finish line and embraced him in an emotional moment that will be seen on the broadcast.