The story you don’t know

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Much has been written about Jeff, Brad and I running marathons together. I even managed to finish a full Ironman. Jeff and wife Ramona climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. And we do all these things to raise money for a cure for Multiple Myeloma, because Jeff has been a survivor for over 6 years now.

The story you don’t know is that Jeff has been on chemo throughout every one of these challenges.  He has relapsed within the last few months and continues to experiment with the right blend of treatments that will fit with living a full life.

His full life also includes helping other patients. I’ve referred several friends over the years who asked me if they could talk to Jeff. They are not only looking for second opinions on doctor’s orders, but seeking encouragement from someone who has found the mental fortitude to keep fighting. He always makes time for them.

In short, Jeff gives hope. And he gives it freely.

When you ask him about his dream race, he will tell you without hesitation that it’s Boston. He narrowly missed qualifying in his twenties, and it’s been a goal ever since.  Thanks to MMRF Endurance Events, the Brothers Goad will be running the 2017 Boston Marathon this April!

To get Jeff across that legendary finish line, we have collectively committed to a minimum fundraising goal of $30,000 by April 1st.  This is where we need your help.

Sharing this post with your friends may bring hope to cancer patients who will see that anything is possible. Donating will help get us closer to a cure…and keep my big brother alive to make a difference. Our story is not finished, and we’d love for you to be a part of it!

Please donate at this link, thank you!

https://donate.themmrf.org/2017Boston/gojeffgo

NOTE:  If you still have 2016 company matching funds to use up, please consider using them for this cause before the end of December!

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