As a general description, Multiple Myeloma is an incurable blood cancer developed in the plasma cells most commonly resident in bone marrow. This cancer progresses, initially symptom free, until the plasma cell mutation/reproduction and production of monoclonal protein gets to a level where patients begin experiencing unusual bone pain, bone fractures that occur to easily, fatigue, infection, tumor creations (plasmacytoma), or at a further level of progression, kidney failure. All diagnoses occur differently and there are no standard blood tests to detect this cancer in advance (yet).
My goal is to raise $ 15,000.00 this year through this and other events with my friends and team members. For the Patriot Half, Larry Rodman and Beth Falkner will be joining me - Larry will be completing his first Half-Distance triathlon and Beth will be completing her first AquaBike.