The Hope Flag

The Hope Flag

The Hope Flag, was carried by BethAnn Telford across the finish line in Kona on October 13, 2012. BethAnn, who has been battling brain cancer for 7 years, was awarded a slot for the Ironman World Championship in Kona on October 13, 2012 through the Kona Inspired program because of her relentless spirit in her own journey with terminal brain cancer and her immense efforts to help others, especially children battling brain tumors. The Hope Flag has the names of the many people who unfortunately share the same battle against cancer as BethAnn. The Hope Flag was created by Team Inspiration and originally inspired by Chrissie Wellington. In preparation for her trip to Kona in 2010, Roseann had been watching videos of Chrissie coming through the finish line carrying the British flag. Roseann could see that this was a gesture of Gratitude for all the people in Chrissie’s life who had helped her reach her dream to live the Ironman mantra that Anything is Possible. Chrissie and many other professional Ironman Triathletes signed the flag in Kona including Craig “Crowie” Alexander, Rebekah Keat, and Mirinda Carfrae. We thank all of these truly extraordinary individuals for their support! The Hope Flag continues to cross many finish lines as it continues on its journey to inspire and honor our cancer warriors.

See some of the places the Hope Flag has been and the very special people who have signed it …