Amy Javens
 Triathlete
QT2 Systems Triathlon Coach

Redefine your limits!
Amy's Causes
“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for. It doesn’t interest me how old you are, I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine. It doesn’t interest me where you live or how rich you are, I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and be sweet to the ones you love. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and truly like the company you keep in the empty moments of your life.”

― Jon Blais
Team Blazeman ALS Foundation
In 2012,  Amy started her Blazeman Warrior Duty by rolling across the IM LOU and IM World Championship finish line.  She races in memory of her father, who was an avid cyclist and instrumental in getting Amy into the sport of cycling.  He lost his battle with ALS.  Amy also races in memory of her mother, who lost her 10 year battle to Alzheimer’s Disease.   She also races for the late Jon Blais and all who battle challenging diseases that have no cure.   To view Amy’s Warrior page. please click here.
http://www.active.com/donate/teamblazeman/blazemanAJavens 

   
Team Courage
In May 2003, Amy’s daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 5.  What a life changing diagnosis. She never ceases to amaze everyone with her strong disposition and will to persevere and to take on life’s challenges.  When she was 6, she came up with an idea to collect extra change from people she knew and place the loose change in a can to help fund her “cure.”  Inspired by Delaney, Amy and Chad, along with other families of type 1 diabetic children, established a local non-profit foundation for Juvenile Diabetes called Team Courage.  Their aim is to send children to diabetes camps and once in a lifetime excursions to help them discover that having diabetes cannot stop them from living out their dreams.  They also strive to donate for a cure.  If interested in contributing to the grassroots organization, please follow http://comm-foundation.org/
Insulindependence
(Riding on Insulin)
   
TRIABETES, brought to us by the fabulous former organization Insulindependence, DESA and now Riding on Insulin.  In 2009, Amy’s daughter was mentored by an athlete who was training for Ironman Arizona who also had Type 1 Diabetes.  The Triabuddy, in which she was called, served as a cheerleader for her mentor and in return her mentor served as a positive role model for her.  With this organization Amy’s daughter did a weeklong excursion to the Channel Islands and Ironman Arizona to camp out, manage diabetes, and root for her mentor at the race in AZ.  Please consider supporting Riding on Insulin:   http://ridingoninsulin.org/about/
   
JDRF
   
There area very few organizations that can outbeat JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) .  It is one of the best nonprofits for disease that gives over 80% of their raised monies back to research.  JDRF’s ultimate goal is to FIND A CURE and this is why we fully support their causes by participating in their JDRF Walk for Diabetes, Tour De Cure, other initiatives.  Check out this wonderful cause below in the video and consider supporting them in an event.  Follow http://www.jdrf.org/