Andrew McMahon Launches Fundraiser to Commemorate Transplant Anniversary
To celebrate his 10 years of being cancer free, McMahon has launched the Dear Jack 72K Challenge, urging fans to raise one dollar for the estimated 72,000 young people who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Announcing the fundraiser, McMahon says in a statement: “Ten years ago this August, I was transplanted with life-saving stem cells. When I first heard the words, ‘You have cancer,’ I never could have imagined what was to follow. The trajectory of a life is forever altered by those three loaded words. Unlike many friends I’ve met along the way, I survived to tell my story and use this new life to advocate for those who are hearing those difficult words for the first time.” Since the campaign’s launch on August 19, 2015, the challenge has raised more than $15,000 , and will run until December 31, 2015.