Paul Ballas - Ironman 140.6 Santa Rosa
Hi! Thanks for considering a donation to my cause and learning about my journey with ulcerative colitis.
As you can see from the picture, I love competing in triathlons and have participated in over 15. It's an important part of my life that I try to maintain, even though I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.
Colitis has prevented me from many activities in my life, but I try and not let it get me down. That's why I'll be competing in a full Ironman triathlon in Santa Rosa, CA - May 2019. If you're not familiar, and Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, and then followed by a full 26.2 marathon run.
In 2017, I participated in the Boulder, CO half-Ironman with Team Challenge, and it was a fantastic experience. I was able to meet so many other athletes with my same disease and share experiences. I also learned about the millions of other people around the world afflicted with my disease, and how Team Challenge is helping to find a cure.
Any donation amount will help me (and Team Challenge) get us closer to finding a cure. Thank you.
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