Waycross, GA (PRWEB) August 23, 2014
Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of America's children, and September is childhood cancer awareness month. Jason Rogers, triathlete, from Waycross, GA will begin a cross-country triathlon on Sunday, August 24 known as Tri4Mattie. The journey will begin in Seattle, WA and is sponsored by Mattie’s Mission, a 501c3, in an effort to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer. This 3100-mile trip will involve swimming, biking, and running across the United States and should take approximately 30-33 days to complete. The trek will involve an RV, support vehicle and multiple support staff. Tentative arrival dates and major cities along the journey will include the following:
In 2011 Jason completed a cross-country bicycle ride of 2700 miles from San Diego, CA to St. Simons Island, GA in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. The ride raised funds and awareness for our wounded military men and women. In 2013 he completed a ride from Key West, FL to Canada that was a total distance of 2200 miles. This ride was in support of the Waycross, GA YMCA Camp Reveille, a camp for underprivileged children in the Waycross area.
About Mattie’s Mission
Mattie’s Mission is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has been established in memory of Mattie Goble. In February of 2013, Mattie Elizabeth Goble, 5 years old, was diagnosed with DIPG, an inoperable, aggressive, and incurable form of brain cancer. Mattie fought her battle with much grace and with the utmost childlike faith in our God. On November 16, 2013 at 6 ½ years old she completed her earthly journey. The core purposes of Mattie’s Mission are to promote the love of Jesus Christ, to support families enduring journeys through childhood cancer, and to fund research and create awareness for childhood cancer.