News & Media

“I first saw your incredible story while watching the 2005 Ironman. As an avid baseball history fan I consider Lou Gehrig one of the greatest because he was likely the first to give ALS a voice. Your voice has been much louder and stronger thank goodness. The words THANK YOU are not enough to express how you have opened eyes and minds about ALS and hopefully soon there will be a cure.”

Mary Ann Pults

In The News

Rodal Lab at Brandeis University, New targets for the ALS gene TDP-43 identified.

Talk Story: Blazeman

The Ulitmate Gift

Government Partnership Leads to Motor Neurone Disease Drug Candidate,

Fighting ALS With the Blazeman 5K At Aldrich Mansion by Kelly Swan Taylor…Blazeman Warrior

So Others May Live: A Conversation with Mary Ann and Bob (B-Dad) Blais of The Blazeman Foundation

Amy Donaldson: Inspired by a friend with ALS, Colorado dad carries on the work of a stranger

JON BLAIS, Profile Article by Meredith Watkins

In Cour d’Alene, A Roll to Remember, June 26, 2015,

Cycling for ALS, February 28, 2015, WLNE-TV (ABC 6)

Blazeman Band ”Tri-Polar” New album just released for the Blazeman Foundation!, May 26, 2011,

Bob Heins likes Challenge, July 25, 2010, Press Republican

Wilbraham resident battles for ALS cure, July 22, 2010, Andrew Spirito of Wilbraham

Rock (and Blazeman Rolling) in Kansas, June 12, 2010,

Two men, one heroic effort against ALS, March 11, 2009, Evening of Hope fundraiser unites stories

Bike Riders peddle for ALS fundraiser, February 7, 2009, Link to Article

CEO Challenges Reports Record Year, December 5, 2008, 2008 Events Attracted 137 CEOs from around the world and $13800 to Charity

The Top 10: Kona’s Greatest Age Groupers, November 14, 2008, Link to Article

The War On ALS® at Computershare, July 14, 2008, PDF of article

Stop, Drop and Roll, April 28, 2008, St. Anthony’s Triathlon

OC Blazeman 140.6, June 20, 2007, Family of triathletes starts event of their own

Don’t Leave Your Dreams in Bed, April 8, 2007, Bob Lee’s “Ride for Three Reasons” Log

Word on the Street
The Chicago Tribune, December 6, 2006
Tinley Park native Brian Breen will be one of the athletes covered in Saturday’s broadcast of the 2006 Ford Ironman World Championship at 3 p.m. on WMAQ-Ch. 5. Breen, 31, ran the race in honor of Jon Blais, who completed the 2005 race despite being diagnosed in 2004 with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. At this year’s race, Blais, now wheelchair-bound, waited for Breen to cross the finish line and embraced him in an emotional moment that will be seen on the broadcast.