Racing For A Cure

Being a teenager is hard enough as it is, let alone having rheumatoid arthritis. Annie Kosman, who was diagnosed at age 17 years old, has been battling her R.A. for six years, watching as it stripped her of some of her favorite activities. But recently she has chosen to fight back. She has just joined Racing For a Cure and is eager to raise money to find a cure for the disease that is closest to her.

Aimee Espinoza, a 27 year old rheumatoid arthritis warrior, is one of the newest additions to the Racing For a Cure team – the squad of athletes running, walking, biking, and/or swimming to raise money for arthritis research. She has joined the team because she feels that rheumatoid arthritis does not get the attention and awareness it deserves, she hopes that through her racing efforts, she can in some way make a difference.

Jon and the Racing For A Cure team raised a total of $7,585 at the Escape From Alcatraz triathlon last month in San Francisco.  The proceeds benefited the Arthritis National Research Foundation in its effort to find new treatments and cures for arthritis and related autoimmune diseases.  Jon would like to extend a special thanks to everyone for their support and he submitted his entertaining and brave experience of one of the harshest triathlons for your enjoyment.