Fleetwood, PA (PRWEB) May 11, 2009
Dr. Dave Woynarowski, noted anti-aging physician, has announced that he is willing to face death for charity. Well, sort of. You see, the good doctor has decided to try to create some good news in the face of all the bad stuff we are hearing and to be proactive about it.
So he created TheRaceAgainstDeath.org as a charitable pass through to support a very worthy charity known as the IM-ABLE Foundation, which supports disabled young athletes in their quest for health and fitness by supplying equipment, coaching and events to benefit their cause.
Now what about the "death" thing?
Well it turns out that off in the wilds of Canada is a very famous and long-standing ultra trail race known as The Canadian Death Race. It's also known as Canada's toughest race since it courses through the Rockies, climbs over 17,000 feet and crosses a major river in the process. Usually less than 35% of the soloists who start actually finish the race.
We asked Dr. Dave if anyone died during the race.
"No one has died so far as I know but you see plenty of people carted off on quads and a few medi-vaced out by helicopter. Basically, even if you are in shape, anything can happen - from falls and fatigue to a wild animal attack - as this is bear and cougar country too!"
Still 1,000 hearty souls, Dr. Dave among them, will face the odds for various reasons.
For Dr. Dave charity is the only thing that will do.
"I ran the race last year and actually finished it though it took me a bit longer than I wanted. That one was for me. This one is for all the amazing people I met along the way." When asked for an example, Dr. Dave cites IM-ABLE founder Chris Kaag as a tremendous inspiration.
"Chris is barely thirty, has started and financed two charitable foundations, owns his own gym and is constantly out there beating the drum of fitness. And he is in phenomenal shape himself in spite of not really being able to use his legs anymore. Then of course there were the other disabled athletes I met along the way. When I look at these people and what they do with what they have I just shut my mouth and say to myself, 'I am one lucky healthy person and I dedicate this race to you!'"
There are other reasons, apparently, which Dr. Dave cites:
"First, I design my own anti-aging supplements and at 50-ish, for me to do this race with so little training is a real testimony to what I preach, make and do. I don't want to just talk the talk like so many other doctors do. I want to walk the walk. This lets my patients, customers and readers know I am honest, genuine and real!"
"Next, I am sick of hearing bad news and I want to create some good news. I want to show people that individuals like them actually do matter and we are not powerless to change the world. Instead of sitting, glued to a TV, waiting for the next catastrophe I am going to help those in need."
"The Death Race is really very much a life race and that is the philosophy of TheRaceAgainstDeath.org; to live your life to the fullest! The fact that I get to encourage good things, charity and self reliance along the way is a bonus!"
Those interested in supporting The Race Against Death can make a donation directly through the website. One note: please use your browser and not a search engine to find the site and check out the YouTube videos as well.