Category Archives: cancer

Cancer Support Community

And yet another contact that I made on my recent trip to Chicago was the Cancer Support Community. As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. [...]
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CLL Society

One of the connections I made while in Chicago was with the CLL Society. The CLL Society Inc. is a patient–centric, physician–curated nonprofit organization focused on patient education, support, and research. Dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of the CLL and related blood cancer communities, our goal is to develop real, recent and relevant [...]
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Chicago Visit With Team Teva

I was honored to be in ChiTown this week as part of the Bendeka Patient Advocacy Groups Advisory Board hosted by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Some of you might recall that I was treated with Teva Pharmaceutical’s drug Bendeka last year with very positive results. While in Chicago I had the opportunity to meet with some of [...]
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New Movement Sports Magazine Article

I’ve written a new piece for Movements Sports Magazine. Please give it a read if you have a minute. Click HERE to read.
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Knee Update, Big Climb, and Duathlon Nationals

First things first… The knee is progressing quite nicely. I had an outstanding physical therapy session yesterday and while I am only 11 days post op, I am responding as though I am four weeks out. I did great on the bike and elliptical then also did the leg press, box jumps, single leg bounding, [...]
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Forever Young Radio Interview

Last week I did an interview for Forever Young Radio. We chatted about life, family, cancer, and triathlon. Come give it a listen.
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WCHE Radio Interview

I recently sat down with Tom Kramer of WCHE radio in Philly and chatted it up about all things multisport, life, and cancer. Give it a listen.
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Diagnosis Anniversary

Well here we are again… another February 24th. On this day in 2006 my wife and I sat in the office of an oncologist we had just met as we tried to wrap our heads around the diagnosis he had given me: chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This is the one date that is imprinted on my [...]
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Teva Pharmaceuticals Presentation

Last week I had the pleasure of telling my story to a group of Teva Pharmaceutical Oncology employees at their annual field meeting. If I could sum up the week in one word it would have to be “meaningful”. For those unfamiliar with the backstory, Teva manufactures the chemotherapy drug Bendeka. Bendeka was the drug [...]
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Wide Open Doors

For quite some time now I have stood by the statement that my leukemia diagnosis has opened more doors than it has closed and created more opportunities than it has taken away. I truly believe that but thought it would be even more enlightening to write down just what some of these opportunities have been. [...]
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