Here is a great opportunity for you to combine racing with raising money to cure cancer.
Last year, 473 people participated in the Joe’s Team Triathlon/Duathlon and raised close to 1 million dollars to support critical cancer research at The Princess Margaret Hospital.
This year, the goal is for 550 athletes – racing in either the Sprint Triathlon (750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run) or Sprint Duathlon (5 km run, 20 km bike, 2.5 km run) to raise a million dollars for the Joe’s Team Fund at The Princess Margaret Hospital.
You can participate as an individual or as a part of a relay, and many of the participants are first-timers so it is the perfect race for a newbie. Plus, The Jim Cuddy Band will return to perform at the post-race Celebration Barbecue.
The event will take place on Saturday July 10th, at the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre (Muskoka, Ontario). Click here for more information.
So, who is Joe? In 2004, Joe Finley began a difficult fight with cancer, a battle he is fighting today. Despite the physical and emotional toll of an extremely aggressive cancer treatment, Joe fulfilled a life-long objective and completed his first triathlon in August of 2006. Joe soon teamed with The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, and created Joe’s Team, an innovative cancer fundraising initiative that has raised 2.1 million dollars in three years.