Team TFB Take On King Tut
TriForBetter: Racing to Raise Awareness for Primary Immunodeficiency
On Sunday, April 12th four individuals with primary immunodeficiency and three supporting friends participated in the Playtri King Tut Triathlon to raise awareness for primary immunodeficiency. The two relay teams and one individual, the founder of TriForBetter, David Brumley, raced to raise awareness for primary immunodeficiency (PI), an incurable genetic disorder where some, part or all of a person's immune system is either missing or not working properly.
In spite of this illness the relay teams placed second and third while David Brumley won first place in his age group. Since the first of the year these athletes have had to battle through bronchitis, phenomena, flu, sinus infections, surgeries, cron’s, other illnesses and the day-to-day fluctuations of chronic fatigue.
“Many people diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency find it hard to get and stay active because of the frequency and severity of their infections. However, as an individual with a PI, called CVID, I understand how important it is to keep trying, especially when we have limited treatment options and no cure.” —David Brumley, TriForBetter founder
Raising awareness for Primary Immunodeficiency was a large component to the race. Playtri donated the race entry fees and made room for TriForBetter to setup a tent in the sponsors area. During and after the race volunteers handed out PI literature from the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) and spoke with people about this rare illness. Thanks largely to the kindness of Pennies Of Time who organized the tent area and provided involvement opportunities for children and adults to get involved in sharing kindness.
TriForBetter is a charity organization helping those with primary immunodeficiency and other chronic illnesses get and stay physically active. We are driven by a passion to see people move beyond the constraints of their illness and embrace the opportunities of a hope-filled future when they simply TriForBetter. http://triforbetter.org
About Primary Immunodeficiency
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI) are a group of more than 200 rare, chronic disorders in which part of the body’s immune system is missing or functions improperly. While not contagious, these diseases are caused by hereditary or genetic defects. Some types affect a single part of the immune system; others may affect one or more components of the system. To learn more about PI please visit http://primaryimmune.org/about-primary-immunodeficiencies