Here's the deal - I am participating in IRONMAN Lake Placid on July 27, 2014 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) PowerTeam.
The work ahead of me? Race 140.6 total miles (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run) and raise at least $5,000 for the MMRF. Training for an event like this is always an enormous challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.
The Purpose: Help fund research that is extending the lives of patients and getting us closer to a cure!
Multiple myeloma is, at this time, an incurable blood cancer. Although progress has been made in treating multiple myeloma, the five-year relative survival rate remains one of the lowest of all cancers.
The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative research that accelerates the development of next generation treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure.
The MMRF is the world's leading private funder of myeloma research. Their work has contributed to FDA approval of six new cancer drugs in less than a decade – a track record that's unparalleled in the world of oncology.
The MMRF is one of the most highly regarded cancer foundations in the world. An outstanding 90% of the total MMRF budget goes directly towards research and related programming. The MMRF is consistently recognized in the top 1% of all charities reviewed by evaluators like Charity Navigator.
The Goal: Raise $5,000 for the MMRF!
Please support my participation in IRONMAN Lake Placid benefiting the MMRF! I have made a commitment to raise at least $5,000, and I need your help to get there. Please contribute whatever you can. It all adds up!
Please take this opportunity to give back and support this game-changing cancer organization.
Total Donations Collected:$1,500.00
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"An inspiration to so many! Thank you for all that you do Jason! AROO!
With Love from one of your biggest fans, Jesi Bell-Godfrey"
"Best of luck, Jason!!"
"A great cause! Awesome stuff."
"Always so inspired by you and proud of you <3 Crystal"
"Thank you Jason, this means so much to my family and so many others. You are truely inspiring! My dad has actually tried a few of the medications that have come from this organization's research for multiple myeloma. Each day is a gift with my dad, and thanks to people like you, you make HOPE more than just a word."
"Good Luck and Thank you for the Dedication and I'm so proud to be a part of your race. "
"Good Luck Jason! As someone who knows the importance of blood cancer research, I truly appreciate your support of this worthy cause. "