Team Poppy Tony races triathlons to raise funds in the fight against multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer.
In November of 2011, Team Poppy Tony was born.
Brother David challenged sister Kendra (Kgo) to a seemingly impossible feat: finishing three full-length IRONMAN triathlons in ten months.
Nevermind the fact that Kgo didn’t know how to swim, didn’t own a bike, and was nursing a running injury. These were small challenges compared to the ones her father (Poppy Tony) was facing in battling multiple myeloma, a blood cancer without a cure.
Inspired by her father’s ability to defy the odds, Kgo not only covered these distances with her brother, but along the way won an amateur title, qualified for IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and placed placed Top 10 in the world.
More importantly, Kgo has used triathlon as a platform to raise awareness and funds in the fight against multiple myeloma. Led by Kgo, supported by many, Team Poppy Tony has raised over $75,000 for myeloma research.
In 2014, Kgo will race Ironman Texas, Ironman Lake Placid, and a fall/winter Ironman TBD.
With a donation in Team Poppy Tony's honor, you will support the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (the MMRF), a fantastic organization that supports the development of Poppy Tony’s most successful treatments.
Team Poppy Tony thanks you for your support!