Race to Alcatraz

You know that childhood question “who is your hero?”. Well, my answer was always my dad. I am now trying to be his hero by combating the disease that took his life not long ago. My father was diagnosed on March 3rd with Multiple Myeloma (an incurable plasma cell cancer). He lost the battle a mere 3 weeks later.

Rare and quick, it is something that no one should have to go through. I need your help.

I am raising money as part of the Multiple Myeloma endurance racing team at the Alcatraz Triathlon. This foundation raises money specifically towards the development of next generation treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. The MMRF (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation) is one of the most highly regarded cancer foundations in the world.

My father was a positive man, a dreamer, and overall excellent husband, friend, grandpa. He lived his life to his mantra – “love and live with no regrets”. I am constantly trying to find ways to commemorate him, to honor him, and to share any of his “life lessons” he so brilliantly created. As I attempt to live my life without regret, I ask for your support as I am challenged to compete in a race that is known as a tough, cold, “must do” race amongst triathletes. Dad would approve.

This race will be as much a mental race as a physical one for me – especially as it takes place 1 year to the day my father was diagnosed.

Thank you for your support and all the best for 2013,

Jen

Click here to donate!

http://www.active.com/donate/2013mmrfAlcatraz/jentemp

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