Background on Craig Finkbeiner Craig was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma 8 ½ years ago. It is the second most common form of blood cancer and one of the lowest five year survival rates of all cancers. He was diagnosed stage 3 with “negative prognostic indicators” that made his type high-risk and aggressive. They choose to treat him aggressively. He has had 3 stem cell transplants and 76+ cycles of chemotherapy. He has had an extra-ordinary response and has been able to stay one step ahead of MM, thanks to recently developed treatments. There isn’t a cure to MM but with new treatments and research they are able to extend the lives of patients.
Craig has not let this condition stand in his way of his goals as an athlete. He has completed 2 Ironmans, 28 TriAthlons, 10 Marathons and many ½ Marathons. He is competing next month in the 2015 Ironman 70.3 in Arizona on the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Team for Cares. “As a patient, I want to thank and honor my teammates who are raising so much money to help patients like me. As an athlete, I want to experience the 70.3 Arizona and raise as much money as I possibly can to fight cancer.” -Craig
Craig Finkbeiner is an active member in our Spinning Program at the SportsZone. He has a positive attitude and is always smiling. He is a wonderful person and an AMAZING athlete. The SportsZone team wanted to help him with his race and efforts to raise funds to fight against cancer.