IRONMAN announced today that The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) NF Endurance Team will be the Official Charity Partner for the 2014 IRONMAN® Florida triathlon, one of the most popular events in the IRONMAN® North American Series.
The CTF NF Endurance Team participates in running, swimming, and biking events across the country to raise awareness and research funds for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF affects 1 in every 3,000 people, can lead to serious health issues, and there are currently no effective treatments.
“The Children’s Tumor Foundation is thrilled to partner with IRONMAN to bring a life-changing opportunity to IRONMAN athletes,â€ said Sarah Coulam, NF Endurance Director. “Our coaches will train you, our heroes will inspire you, and you will cross the finish line having made a difference in the lives of millions affected by NF.â€
“IRONMAN triathlons are amazing events that can affect change,â€ said David Deschenes, Executive Director for The IRONMAN Foundation. “The Children’s Tumor Foundation will bring a team of 100 athletes to participate in the extremely popular IRONMAN Florida triathlon. These athletes will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many children affected by neurofibromatosis by fundraising more than five hundred thousand dollars back to the cause.â€
Athletes interested in securing a spot on the team for the 2014 IRONMAN Florida triathlon can sign up before the event goes on sale to the general public by going to this link.