Metoskie's Marathon

$4,815 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 52 months

My name is Alan Metoskie, and I'm training to run the New York Marathon! 

But to race, I have to raise at least $4,000 for cancer research...

by Nov. 1st!!!

You heard right folks, I won’t be running for fun, or fitness, or even my ravenous  ego!  Instead, I’ll be running for a little something I'm calling “charity”...

here's why:

ON THE HORRORS OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA


Multiple myeloma is a  cancer of the bone marrow. It may not be real popular, but trust me... its bad. B-A-D bad. Sure, there’s treatment, but there's no cure. Once you’ve got it, you're pretty screwed.

And it never sets up shop alone either, ohhhhh no, multiple myeloma brings all sorts of friends along for the ride: bone pain, bone lesions, anemia, kidney failure, and a whole host of infections along the way. Sounds like fun right?

It usually sets in when the patient is about 70, and they usually die within the first five years of diagnosis.

In my family, they die in their 50s.

My grandmother died of it before I was born.

My father died while I was in college.

You see, folks… there’s nothing more delicious to incurable bone cancers than the sweet sweet marrow of the Metoskie bloodline. They can’t get enough of the stuff! And they like to get at it when we’re young and fresh and still full of life (and who can blame them)! In fact, there’s no known way to prevent it. No risk factors to be avoided. It’s all genetic. And if it runs in your family, you're 4-5 times more likely to get it. Presumably families just like mine! (lucky me.)

My point here is this: multiple myeloma has been on my shit list for some time now. And I hereby ask you to officially put it on your shit list as well!

TWO EASY WAYS TO HELP

1. DONATE NOW:  Anything helps. Anything. Giving big is great, but five or ten dollars is just as welcome, just as appreciated, just as important!  And after you donate you can...........

2. SHARE:  Just one share and a testimonial has done wonders already. People I don't even know have seen my friends share, then donated in memory of their own loved ones claimed by multiple myeloma, which to me is both  amazing and touching. So please, if you're reading this, share share share!

I'll never be able to repay you for your outpouring of kindess and generosity. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU  and I'll  see you at the marathon!

Love,
Alan


#MetoskieMarathon

For more on the multiple myeloma research foundation: http://www.themmrf.org/

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$4,815 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 52 months
Created March 24, 2015
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$25
Corrie Loeffler
45 months ago
BW
$30
Brent Werzner
45 months ago
$25
Jason Newman
45 months ago
CM
$15
Chris Meister
45 months ago

Don't get hit by a cab.

CS
$50
Christopher Shea
45 months ago

My family has been affected by the wrath of cancer as well. I am proud to know that my friend Alan Metoskie will be slapping his dawgs on the pavement for this cause. Go get 'em Alan. With much love and support from the ATX!

$100
Anonymous
45 months ago
MC
$25
Matt Cross
45 months ago
BC
$20
Brad Carlin
45 months ago
AD
$75
Ariel Dumas
45 months ago

RUN RUN RUN

TR
$50
Talena Rasmussen
45 months ago

The rain reminded me!

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