In 2008, six months after his wife DonnaLyn Giegerich finished treatments for her cancer, Tom Zapcic was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Multiple Myeloma (MM). Over the past nine years, Zapcic has had two stem cell transplants and numerous chemo treatments to keep the beast at bay. MM has no cure, you can only hope for stability.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was created to help fund research for this incurable disease. In the past ten years, ten new drugs have come to market, including several that have helped Zapcic in his battle.
The MMRF created TEAM ENDURANCE to raise money and awareness for this condition. In 2014, Zapcic joined the TEAM and ran up the Empire State Building in it’s annual “Run Up.” He also spent 19 hours last summer with DonnaLyn photographing the tri-athletes representing the MMRF at the Lake Placid Ironman. “If they can be out there all day, so can I!” noted Tom.
Now he and DonnaLyn are joining many other patients and supporters this coming October, to bike across Connecticut to meet the riders who are biking across the country for the MMRF.
For more information on MMRF, or to support Tom and DonnaLyn’s ride, visit https://endurance.themmrf.org/RoadToVictories/TeamZapcic