Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Kona Bound

Back in January I wrote a post about the journey that led to interviewing with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for a spot at the 2017 Ironman World Championships.  If you missed that post you can scroll down or click ROAD TO KONA.  It has been quite a lot of work to get myself in a position to be considered and it was quite a lot of stress along the way wondering whether I would be selected or not.  Well, I am happy to report that I was 1 of 5 people chosen nationwide.  I was surprised 2 weeks ago while at my 9 year old daughter's softball game which was quite a funny story.  Below is the video my wife took of the surprise........I will find the longer version that has 10 minutes of my yelling at my son that was trying to get me to leave the field where I was managing a hitting station.  He kept telling me I needed to go with him and I kept telling him I had responsibilities.  He kept saying nothing was wrong but that I needed to join him and I kept telling him that if nothing was wrong, I was staying on the field.
Anyway, it was quite a nice surprise and it caught me off guard because I was just expecting an email as to the results.  I will keep this post short but I want my main message out of the gate to be that this experience is about the money we need to raise.  I am so blessed and humbled to have the chance to go to Kona but I want to go as a representative for all of those that hate cancer.  This journey is not about me because crossing the finish line in Kona........God willing.......will be absolutely meaningless if we do not raise the funds.  I will be getting underway with fundraising in the coming weeks but if you feel so inclined, my fundraising page is set up and ready to go. The link is:

There will be many ways to help and one thing is very clear........there is no path to raising $130,000 without you talking about this journey with your friends and sharing this journey with your friends. There will be many ways to stay connected.  Some of the ways are as follows:

We Will Find a Cure (WWFAC) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wewillfindacurells/
My personal Facebook page: just search Christopher Wilno
WWFAC website (we are updating it so give us time to make it pretty): www.wewillfindacure.com

Thanks to everyone for all your support over the years and thank you in advance for your support of this mission.  My efforts are nothing without you.

Christopher D. Wilno

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