Sire Records will be releasing “Dear Jack” today, a DVD documentary shot by Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin. The documentary tells the story of his personal battle with leukemia.

The documentary began as a means to capture the making of the band’s debut, “Everything in Transit”, when he was diagnosed with cancer at 22 years old in May 2005. The film is directed by filmmaker Corey Moss and Josh Morrisroe and narrated by Tommy Lee.

The film will be available in-stores, on the Jack’s Mannequin website and via digital download through iTunes, and the Standard Edition Dear Jack DVD is available for pre-order at the website as well. On November 3rd, the Dear Jack EP will be available on iTunes with previously unreleased tracks, as well as a limited edition art book. The book, which includes artwork that became a part of the "Swim" music video, can be purchased exclusively at the band’s website. A portion of the proceeds will go to the non-profit charitable organization that McMahon founded in 2006, The Dear Jack Foundation.

Andrew McMahon will also participate in Stand Up To Cancer in December 2009. Stand Up To Cancer strives to accelerate cancer research and hopes to bring the best and the brightest individuals in the community together in order to do so. The group has raised over $100 million for cancer research thus far.

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