Suunto sponsors Team, "Road to Remission"
Suunto is one of the proud sponsors of the Ragnar Relay Series. The Ragnar Relay series is a popular 24-hour adventure race taking place at 12 different locations across the country. Before each race, Ragnar Relay and Suunto invite teams to submit a story to the "My Story" contest. Suunto is the official timing sponsor for all Ragnar Relay events around the country and is awarding the "My Story" winners each a t3d watch prior to each race. The entry topics range from the inspirational, interesting and even humorous.
The winner of New England's "My Story" contest is team, "Road to Remission." This team is led and inspired by Alfredo Axtmayer of New York City. Axmayer submitted his story about his journey and battle with Stage IV-B Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This cancer created a football-sized tumor in his chest. The tumor was removed and Axtmayer's treatment included chemotherapy and a stem-cell transplant which put his cancer into full remission. After this dramatic treatment, Axtmayer rallied with his troop of supporters into forming a team for the Ragnar Relay.
Axtmayer says, "I can't think of a better way to celebrate life than conquering the 192 miles from New Haven to Boston. Finally, after a year and a half of fighting cancer, I am in remission. The support of Team Remission has been tremendous and I am thankful to have a team that rallied behind me during that difficult time."
And Suunto, couldn't be more proud of this young man and his successful battle with cancer. It is an inspiring story and we wish the best of luck to all the teams in New England this weekend!