MMRF Team: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
TEAM MMRF – Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon will be packed with heart-pounding action featuring a 1.5 mile swim through frigid waters from Alcatraz Island to shore, a challenging 18 mile bike race, and a demanding 8 mile run through the rugged trails of Gold Gate Recreation Area.
MMRF athletes who join the MMRF Power Team for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon must pledge to raise a minimum of $1000 for the MMRF. Team members receive virtual training and other training support to get you ready for race day. Free fundraising tools, including a personalized online fundraising page, downloadable marketing materials, and full time fundraising support are provided to help you reach your fundraising goals. You will also receive regular team newsletters which provide important team news, training and fundraising tips and lots of inspiration to help our runners get to the starting line meeting all of their goals, fundraising, training and personal. Team members also receive race day team jerseys, MMRF ‘support T-shirts” for your pit crew and other amenities. Champion brand MMRF branded cycling shirts are offered to fundraisers who are on track to reach their commitment by 4 weeks before the race.
The MMRF invites you to help us raise awareness and funds for multiple myeloma research by taking part in a physical challenge. We have made it easy to support the MMRF while participating in this incredible event. We will be with you every step of the way, from the moment you sign up to the incredible moment that you cross the finish line. Being a part of on our team promises to be one of the most empowering and inspiring experiences of your life. We have a limited number of entries. Join our team and claim yours!
In order to ensure that 90% of all funds raised go back to fund myeloma research, each MMRF athlete will be responsible for costs such as transportation and hotel accommodations. The MMRF pays $550 for each event registration. When you register today, you pay less than half of that fee, $200..
About the MMRF and Multiple Myeloma
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (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 the world's largest private funder of myeloma research. An outstanding 90% of all funds raised go toward research and related programming. Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer. Although progress has been made in treating multiple myeloma, the five-year survival rate remains one of the lowest of all cancers.
Why Run for our Team?
Our teams raise money and awareness for cancer research. Many members of our teams have a direct connection to multiple myeloma. Others join us to support a great organization that is transforming the way that medical research and drug development are being conducted. All team members are proud to support an organization that is using their money responsibly and is one of the nations' highest rated charities by 'watch dogs' like Charity Navigator, which rates the MMRF in the top 1% of all charities it monitors.
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