To all our friends and family:
We wanted to let you know our annual event, Defeat Multiple Myeloma, is taking place at Magnuson Park on June 23, 2019. All of you have been so supportive in the past and helped us to make Team JCO the largest group in this event. Our hope is you will once again come out and help to advance our cause against this deadly disease.
On a personal level, another year has gone by and I continue to have success in keeping the disease at bay. I will say the side effects of the daily chemo regiment can wear on you at times, but I feel very fortunate compared to many of my peers who are fighting their own personal battles.
I mentioned last year that they were starting clinical trials at Fred Hutchinson to find a cure for Multiple Myeloma. The initial results of these trials have been very promising, which provides some hope for all of us carrying the disease. That being said, we are years off from this being an approved treatment as the FDA requires years of study results before ever granting their blessings. Though the Hutch receives grant money to help run their trials, they still need additional resources to fund this project.
We are hoping you will once again come out and support our cause by walking, running and/or donating to “team Jco”. Thanks for being you.
Jeff, Andrea, Shaina, Jason, and Jace