The Helgi Olafson Foundation is officially almost OFFICIAL!! So far we have a Tax I.D. #., a GE License, and have articles of Incorporation filed. We will be completing the next steps within the next week. Then it will be time to get the website up. The website will feature a more detailed training account with history and the website will hopefully be more user friendly than this blog.
I am working on the mission statement and I will post it here as soon as I get that worked out.
Something along the lines of:
The Helgi Olafson Foundation (HOF) strives to educate the world about the causes and effects of Ankylosing Spondylitis(AS), through "networking" the journey of Helgi Olafson, who has had this disease since 2002, and is training seriously to become a Professional Triathlete. The Foundation will be operating with the main focus on fostering a more comfortable future of those with Ankylosing Spondylitis. AS is a manageable disease if one takes the reins, and focuses on living a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, exercise, and listening to their body.
HOF is looking for help networking when this is all said and done. We are nothing without a network. I am very excited to have met as many people in person, on the phone, or through email as I have!! I can't wait to meet more of you. Strength in numbers.
Some other website stuff:
Helgi's training blog with recorded results of training/diet.
-coach Rick Rubio's feedback and corrective action
-training/diet plan to fix issues
-other bloggers involved in Arthritis and endurance sports worlds.
-websites associated with promoting AS related awareness and the future of endurance sports
-Road to IRONMAN
-Waikoloa Canoe Club
-Waikoloa Grill 'n Bar
-Bike Works Hawaii
-Social networking platforms
Open Forum for networking progress and updates for other AS bloggers, endurance athletes, and those who want to get involved with this cause.
DONATIONS to the Helgi Olafson Foundation
DONATIONS from the Helgi Olafson Foundation to other NFP Organizations and those in need.
Stories about others with complications that are also taking or have taken the Road to IRONMAN, and how it changed their lives.
Board Members and about them
Equipment Donation for others in need where HOF takes in used or new endurance sports gear like bikes/ bike parts, clothing and electronics. The foundation's qualified repair specialists, will then rectify any problems or safety issues with the equipment, and find a new home for said piece of equipment.
What do you think SO FAR!?!?
I am getting excited.
Quick recap on the day:
Radio appearance in KONA at 7:00 a.m., then some race-speed time trials after some coffee with swim 500 M, bike 13.5 Miles, and run 4.5 Miles. Looks like I need some work!! Then off to Bike works Kona to see if my sponsored training gear from Oomph Sports had arrived yet. No Dice. Hopefully soon. I then proceeded to climb Hina Lani and take the high road back to Waikoloa Village. I definitely needed the nap that I took. Great day for me today. Tomorrow will be great too!! Who is With me?
Thanks for reading.
My crazy quest for IRONMAN
I am on a mission to raise awareness and money for Ankylosing Spondylitis(A.S.) and arthritis through my competitions and rise to the top as a professional triathlete with A.S.. IRONMAN 2013 here I come. I have been training extremely hard and I won't stop until I get there!!!
"ENDURANCE For Ankylosing Spondylitis"
- ▼ August (5)