Our heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to Jan Swenson, who competed in the IRONMAN Lake Placid this past weekend just one year after beating cancer. Jan used his months of training as a platform to raise funds for our leukemia, cancer and AIDS research, and our foundation is grateful for the almost $7,000 raised by family, friends, coworkers and strangers in honor of this inspirational athlete.
We love the hashtag created to commemorate this incredible accomplishment on social media (#CancerHasGotNothingOnIronJan) and feel his wife says it best when she commends the way he “consciously chose not to be a victim of cancer. To fight, to conquer that chemo process, and come back stronger than ever.” Way to go, Jan!
We are thrilled to have cancer survivor Jan Swenson using the 2016 IronMan Lake Placid as a fundraising platform to raise vital funds for our leukemia, cancer and AIDS program.
“As a cancer survivor myself, I’m proud to support the T.J. Martell Foundation’s outstanding research on #GivingTuesday and every day. I’m competing in the 2016 IronMan Lake Placid and hope you’ll check out my fundraising page. Together we can help fund a cure.” – Jan Swenson
Only one week after the launch of his campaign, he’s already more than halfway to reaching his goal of raising $5,000 for our outstanding research hospitals across the country! What an inspiration to cancer patients, survivors and their families everywhere. Please click here to visit his fundraising page today and help him surpass his goal. Don’t forget to check back soon for updates on his training and fundraising!