The Tackle Cancer FOundation is proud to be apart of the E-Race Cancer Campaign by supporting 71 year old myeloma patient, Don Wright, who is running marathons in all 50 states.
“Here I am living with cancer, and my biggest complaint is an ordinary sports hernia!”
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Don’s race schedule sets him up to achieve his goal of a marathon in each of the 50 states by December 2012.
“I’m lucky—I take just a pill a day, so I am free to literally run around the country instead of being tied to a doctors’ office, a clinic or a hospital. And I feel great! ”
Don’s cancer, multiple myeloma, is the same blood cancer that TCF founder Elijah Alexander had. The two met at an international medical conference in New Orleans in 2009, and realized they shared a cause. Don, who lives in the Minneapolis area, is running under his “E-Race Cancer” banner on behalf of the Tackle Cancer Foundation honoring Elija’s memory.
At another conference in San Diego in 2011, Don was joined by TCF supporter Patrick Crayton, wide receiver with the San Diego Chargers, who gave the starting signal for a demonstration run led by Don.
“I’m running with cancer, not from cancer—because living with myeloma is a marathon, not a sprint!” says Don.
Check out Don’s 2012 marathon schedule on Facebook and follow his progress on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/eRaceCancer.
You can see Don’s upcoming marathons—and which number they are on his way to 50 states—at http://www.facebook.com/ERACECANCER.