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,” 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.”

“IRONMAN triathlons are amazing events that can affect change,” 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.”

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.