I've seen this ad on the tube and was really curious about the cancer-fighting gent in the bicycle jersey and couldn't seem to find anyone who knew the identity of the guy. I thought that he might be a famed athlete or retired one . He isn't , but he should be.
His name is Joe Finley , and he is awesome . He's just an average dude who has been fighting cancer for the last 6 years and while it might eventually take his life , he's not going to stop until he drops. I looked into it and he was diagnosed with the same kind of cancer that killed Babe Ruth and at the same age. Joe had never taken on a triathlon until after he got ill and was subjected to every invasive cancer treatment one can imagine and more . Now he completes races like his namesake triathlon and the Toronto Marathon . Oh , and he's almost 60.
The 1.1 million dollar figure quoted in the ad has doubled , enabling 28 new research scientists to find cures to rare head and neck cancers at the same hospital my aunt lost her battle. In just 3 years , Joe's triathlon has become the top fundraising triathlon in Canada . It's amazing how many lives a man can save because of nearly losing his .
We are all amazing when we have inspiration. Make your mark.