The purpose of www.racingtoregister.com is to raise awareness on joining the bone marrow donor registry, educating people on the bone marrow transplant process, raising funds for testing kits, and encouraging people to support the Be The Match Foundation (http://www.bethematchfoundation.org/) and DKMS Americas (http://www.dkmsamericas.org/).
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In order to motivate people to join the registry, I am using my 20 year passion for triathlon as a motivator.
In 2011 within a 5 month period I will be competing in The LA Marathon, Mooseman Ironman in New Hampshire, The Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Triathlon, Ironman USA in Lake Placid NY, and then the Berlin Germany Marathon, a grueling endurance event schedule that will see us travel more than 15,000 miles throughout the world.
In 2010 we competed in 3 Ironman events including the Ford Ironman World Championships as well as the Paris Marathon. Pam and I continue to also speak to any groups we can about making a difference in your community through giving back, as Racing To Register aims to do.
I hope that this journey will inspire people to join the registry, donate (see “Donate” tab) to DKMS Americas or the Be The Match Foundation, or both. Together we can help save lives!