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Bicycle to Fund a Cure
BREAKING NEWS: I have cycled the 2000+ miles and thank all who have contributed. Everyone in my group made the entire trip safely and happily. Donations are still gratefully accepted. All of those contributions put the wind at my back. Thanks to Adventure Cycle.org for a great trip and to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation for this website and support.

My brother Roger and friend Mary Lou (Bogart) Jenkins both suffer from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. There is no cure and about 15,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.

I am a 69 year-old woman bicycling 2000 miles from Canada to Mexico to bring attention to this disease. .
September 25, 2012 I will kiss the Canadian border then head south to Mexico on the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route and arrive at the Mexican border on November 4th. I will be part of an Adventure Cycle Group of 14 strangers who won't be strangers for long. We will be camping out along the way and sharing cooking. I will be raising funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure.

The MMRF is a 4-star charity, consistently recognized in the top 1% of all charities reviewed by evaluators like Charity Navigator. As exceptional stewards of its donors’ investments, the MMRF consistently surpasses its peers in fiscal responsibility and an outstanding 90% of total budget go directly towards research and related programming.

Since its inception in 1998, the MMRF has raised more than $200 million, making it the world's leading private funder of myeloma research to deliver new treatments to patients faster. The work of the MMRF contributed to the FDA approval of four drugs for multiple myeloma in just four years - a track record unparalleled in oncology. Due to their success in myeloma, these same drugs are now being explored as potential treatments for more than 30 other cancers.

Please support my participation in the Endurance Events Program benefiting the MMRF. All funds raised go directly to MMRF and your donation can help make the difference! I have made an initial commitment to raise at least $8000. I need your support to get there. But how far can we go? Our work can make a difference for so many people. Please help as much as you can. It all adds up!

If you prefer to donate by check, please make check payable to "MMRF-Endurance Events" and send to:
MMRF-Endurance Events
383 Main Ave, 5th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851
Attn: Alicia O’Neill
(write “Jean Jackman” in the memo field)

Thank You,

Jean Jackman
Total Donations Collected:$8,765.00
Goal: $8,000
$0 110% $8,000
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Contributor Amount Comment
Carol Berry $100.00 "Bravo to you, and many thanks, Jean. You are wonderful!"
Marnelle Gleason $100.00 "Jean, you are an amazing woman who I greatly admire. Thanks for raising funds for such important research. My husband also has MM and we both will be rooting for you!"
barry bolden $25.00 "Way to go Jean. Nice photo of you and your new ride. Awaiting your return with photos and stories."
Dave Fujino $50.00 "You Go Girl! You are awesome! Be safe and have fun! "
Bryan Bartness $50.00 "Jean, Best wishes and good luck to you and your fellow bikers on your noble journey for a worthy cause. May the wind always be at your back. North High School Class of 1960"
Skyler Jackman $50.00 "Way to go mom!"
Irene Pierson $25.00 " Hope you enjoy good weather and have a great ride. Your efforts are well intended. "
Bennette Kramer $100.00 "Jean What a wonderful journey. I will be thinking of you."
Bonnie and Jim McColl $100.00 "You are amazing Jean and we wish you clear skies, with the wind at your back. Thank you for making a difference........Bonnie and Jim"
Wendy & Garvie Hall $100.00 "Have wonderful tour, Jean! You are our hero!!!"
Jane Sellers $100.00 "Jeanie, this is a superb way to demonstrate that we all can make a difference. I, myself, will have to choose a different method, but wish you blue skies and green lights all the way. Thank you!"
Anne Hance $100.00 "Ride safely Jean"
Rebecca/Susan Goodchild/Howe $25.00 "Jean, You are AWESOME!!! We want you to know we are supporting you and we hope the trip goes well. Love, Rebecca and Susan"
Philip Summers Hidden "Way to go Jean!!!! Have a great ride.See you soon.!!!"
Ellen and Shelly Pontac and Bailes Hidden "You go grrrl!! You never cease to amaze us! ~Shelly and Ellen"
Darlene Mahoney $100.00 "Jean, what an amazing experience you will have and I hope to hear all about it. You really are making a difference in so many lives. Stay safe and God bless. Darlene "
Joanna Schumacher $25.00 "Happy trails. Stay safe. See you soon.:-)"
William Singleton $100.00 "We are so proud of you Jean! Have a safe and healthy trip. Mimi and Bill Singleton"
Ken and Diane Wagstaff $50.00 "Go Jean! We are proud to support you! Ken and Diane"
Betsy/Gillian McConnell/Edwards $50.00 "Way to go, Jean. Wishing you lots of strength, luck, and happy memories. Betsy and Gill"
Reeda Palmer $25.00 "UGO! Jean! Will be thinking of you! Reeda"
Pat Wollner $100.00 "I saw the note about your trip in the Daily Astorian paper last week. I'm sad that I'm not riding with you, being a 67 year old woman who loves to ride and has a good friend very ill with MM. Thanks for doing this."
Bruce Illingworth $50.00 "...we'll wear white and blue, NSH..."
Jan Laskowski $100.00 "Jean, Glad to help out. Best of luck with the ride; have a pleasant and safe journey."
LINDA CERDA $50.00 "Jean,Jean your'r young and alive, and so amazing. Proud and happy for you, you are making a difference in the lives of your loved ones. I can't wait to hear your stories. Love from Texas, Linda and Karen"
Jasmine Vazquez $50.00 "We are very proud of you and all of the support you are giving to research! Thank you Jean!"
Joanne Bruun $50.00 "Well-Done, Jean! Your column in the Enterprise said that you could email an overview of the trip with photos. I would love to read that. Thanks, Joanne Bruun"
Anonymous $200.00 "Jean, Glad I finally got to this! Way to go riding 2100 miles....will hear more this summer! love, Libby"
Ben and Edna McCoy $50.00 "Fantastic trip, Jean. What a trip!"

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