After the Shawn's Anomaly founder, Matthew Murphy, realized that he was not going to be able to continue his training to complete every Ironman in the US to raise awareness for the Shawn's Anomaly mission of providing education, hope, and help to the families affect by congenital anomalies, he was discouraged.
Every 4 1/2 minutes a child is born with an abnormality in the U.S. Sadly, the general public knew very little about these conditions until Shawn's Anomaly was organized in 2012 with a mission to provide education, hope, and help to families affected by congenital anomalies. Shawn's Anomaly aids families, educates the public, and funds medical research in hopes to reduce the statistic that 1 in 33 children are born with an abnormality.
Matthew knew that to spread this mission it would have to be more than just about him and his son, Shawn. He was suffering from several training related injuries, and he knew his body would not hold up He decided to petition his sponsors to consider assisting other athletes that may be willing to take up the cause as their reason to race. Without hesitation, MyFitFoods, Champion System, Newton Running, yubuds, Reason2Race, Bluefin Software, and Rugged Media excepted the request and the Shawn's Anomaly iDO! Fab 5 Team was born.
The iDO! Fab 5 team is not a bunch of elite athletes that don't need to support a cause. It is a group of people that may not cross the finish line in first place, but they will still cross as a CHAMPION because of their big hearts to compassion for the Shawn's Anomaly mission. These 5 everyday age group athletes captained by Shauna Hall deserve to be treated like sponsored professionals. Please check out their stories and support their individual fundraising pages. Together they go from I Can...to I Will... to iDO!