Monthly Archives: December 2011
12Ks of Christmas
How do you capture love? You can feel it in the hug of a child, see it in the smile of a parent, hear it in the laughter of a friend. Yes, you can capture love in many different ways but last Saturday we captured love in a whole new way: Through the power of teamwork!
At the 12Ks of Christmas in Gilbert, Arizona, the Wings of Phoenix and Southern Arizona chapters of myTEAM Triumph captured love in it’s essence. They brought together 24 would-be strangers, empowering 3 families with children with developmental disabilities, and inspiring more people than we could count.
This event kicked off a brand new chapter of myTEAM Triumph, Wings of Phoenix. Sponsored by AdvisaCare and fueled by the Team Hoyt mantra “I Can,” myTEAM Triumph gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in endurance races by teaming them up with runners, swimmers, and cyclists. By working together, the teams have finished 10Ks, marathons, and triathlons nationwide!
For more information on myTEAM Triumph and to get involved, visit www.myTEAMtriumph.org
Meet President Chirstian Jensen
Christian Jensen is the President/Executive Director of myTEAM TRIUMPH – Wisconsin Chapter.
Professionally, Christian is a Business Growth and Development Specialist for Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Christian started with Bellin Health in 2008 as a Personal Trainer focused on Performance Enhancement.
In 2008 Christian began training a woman with muscular dystrophy named Mary Cox. At 60 years old, Mary was totally dependent on people for mobility challenges. One day in training, Mary told Christian she has always wanted to run “the Bellin” (the fourth largest 10K in the U.S.), but because of her muscular dystrophy, she never could.
Later that year, Christian and his wife, Tiffany granted Mary her wish by pushing her in a child’s running stroller! In 2009, Mary, Christian and Tiffany took their journey to the next level and participated in the Green Bay Marathon. The true spark for staring a chapter in Wisconsin came after the Marathon when Mary told Christian and Tiffany: “I really wish other people could experience this!”
In 2010, with an incredibly dedicated Board and Staff and through the generous support of the Wisconsin Community, myTEAM TRIUMPH fielded Captains in 16 endurance events and provided 54 racing opportunities for 20 Captains, 215 Angels and 50 Volunteers.
Christian is very dedicated to the long-term vision of myTEAM TRIUMPH in Wisconsin and throughout the Country.
“I am so incredibly honored to be connected to all of you in our mutual vision to share the courage of our Captains with the world. I am so excited to see what God will do with us in this organization!”
To learn more about myTEAM Triumph and to sign up to be in a road race, visit your local chapter at www.myteamtriumph.org/chapters.html