This new endeavor known as the 285 has tackled many issues in a short time. This isn’t hyperbole when I say this, but this has to be the project that I am most proud of to date. The 285 was meant to be a project that runs in the summer time but in the month of March we wanted to bring attention to a cancer known as Multiple Myeloma. The cause is very close to me because my father died in 2009 from complications of this disease.
Kimberly Alexander does amazing work in the Multiple Myeloma community as a advocate and speaker raising awareness and money. Her life changed forever when in 2010 her husband, NFL linebacker Eli Alexander passed away from complications due to Multiple Myeloma. She was gracious enough to sit down with us on our podcast and share her story. We talked about her experience with Myeloma, sports, family, and much more so this is one podcast you don’t want to miss.
Kimberly speaks with a simplistic humility but she really is a giant when it comes to the work that she does. She works tirelessly for this cause and she credits her two boys as her motivation. With a background in Journalism she appears very comfortable behind the mic. You can catch her on Sunday mornings talking sports on 105.3 FM in Dallas.
A crowning achievement in Kimberly’s journey was when she was given the opportunity to go on Dateline NBC and share her story with Tom Brokaw.
Here is a clip of that Dateline interview.
Kimberly has also been featured in Dallas Magazine for her sense of style. She is quite the fashionista and it is obvious that the camera loves her. Check out her feature in Dallas Magazine –> How Dallas Dresses: Kimberly Alexander