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Racing Because I Can.
Gary with Ryan, Zach and Hannah
My name is Gary Jockers and I am participating in the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon on June 5, 2011 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) PowerTeam. On Wednesday, July 13, I will summit Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the 48 contiguous states. The MMRF is a cause that is very important to me.

Multiple myeloma is 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 best hope for beating this terrible disease is the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (www.multiplemyeloma.org) or MMRF.

I am one of the lucky ones. Most of you know that I have a wife, Nicki, a six year old son, Ryan, and three year old twins, Zach and Hannah. Multiple Myeloma is the only thing that keeps me up at night.

I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2005. After being diagnosed, I went through seven months of chemotherapy, followed by a stem cell transplant in January of 2006. My treatment has been long and painful and has involved many different combinations of drugs and clinical trials. The process has been awful for both me and my family. It has been the worst thing I have ever had to endure, but it has been nothing compared to what thousands of others are going through right now.

When I was going through my treatment I made a promise to myself that if I was ever well enough to physically do the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon I would do it. I am well and I am now doing it for the second time. I am doing it this year to raise money to find a cure for Multiple Myeloma.

I am doing this for all of the people going through treatment right now that are losing hope. I am doing this because we need to find a cure for this horrible disease. I am doing this because I can.

Please support my participation in the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon benefiting the MMRF. Your donation will help make a difference. I need your help to get there. Please help if you can. It all adds up.

Thank You,

Total Donations Collected:$7,890.00
Goal: $7,500
$0 105% $7,500
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adam white $1,000.00 "Gary and Nicki, you inspire us all! Love, Adam and the rest of the White Boys"

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