Do You Know?

Heart Disease kills more people every year than all cancers combined.
Breast Cancer can affect Women AND Men!
The difference between a heart attack and a stroke?
* Plumbing versus electrical "systems".

Think About It!

It DOES Mean Something!


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"Whatever you do, don't stop, don't sit down, don't quit.
Just keep moving forward."

"My name is Patrick Hight. I am a two-time cardiac event survivor AND a two-time Ironman 140.6 finisher!" ... sounds like an addict's first step at an AA meeting, doesn't it? Well, it is pretty close, but in a good way.

I am blessed with the opportunity to continue my life, post-heart attack, and I am NOT going to waste it!

More importantly, I work with, race for, and fundraise to support a non-profit which is committed to the fights against heart disease and cancer. Do It Like It Means Something is a small 501(c)(3)-registered charitable organization in Texas, whose mission is to motivate and challenge individuals, whether they are children or adults, and even survivors of these diseases, to establish a pattern of active, healthy lifestyle change. It is through these changes that we can hope to reduce the damaging impact of these diseases.

And the fun just keeps coming... I am super excited to be part of a new adventure - a couple of good friends and I are working on a non-profit project to support Para Athletes. Our mission is to develop and provide training camps and competitive opportunities for challenged athletes, in their respective sports and in context of their "category-specific" challenges. You can follow that story, and choose to be part of this exciting challenge, on our new website, Thank you, as always, for your support!


  • 2016 Has Been A Lot of Fun
    I was blessed to be participating at a number of running, cycling and triathlon events in 2016. I hope you came along for the ride!...or run!...or swim!
    2017 promises even more great times! Check out My Journey page.
  • Make A Difference. Whatever you do, DO SOMETHING!
    Obviously, we would like you to donate to our cause, and you can do so by clicking the "DONATE" link here or at the top of the page. If you have a cause more important in your life, that's okay, too; but I ask you to step up and support that cause... make an impact before you leave this world. Remember - #SomebodyElseMatters
  • My Story is published in USA Triathlon's Online Magazine
    I may be slow, I may never stand on the podium, but I WILL toe the start line.
    2017 is just the next chapter, but it could be a biggie!