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Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma, (MM4MM), a collaboration between Takeda Oncology, CURE Media Group, and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), raises awareness and funds for myeloma research. 

In 2016, Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma teams climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked the Grand Canyon, and trekked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Our 48 team members have raised over $450,000, 90% of which goes directly to myeloma research. These amazing journeys were captured via blogs, social media posts, and video. 

Now in its second year, the program will expand to exciting new challenges in 2017/2018. Patients, caregivers, myeloma doctors, nurses, and clinicians as well as myeloma loved ones will take on challenging mountains - including Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Grand Canyon, Japan's Mount Fuji, and Everest Base Camp/Kalapathhar - to raise funds for multiple myeloma research and to demonstrate that the advancements being made in recent years, funded and spearheaded by the MMRF, are helping patients live longer with a higher quality of life than ever before. 

Mt. Kilimanjaro: February 17-28, 2017  
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This sixteen-person team, made up of six myeloma patients, a myeloma doctors, and others with a direct connection to multiple myeloma will take on the world's highest free-standing mountain in Tanzania, Africa. This team is now full. 

Grand Canyon: May 4-7, 2017  LEARN MORE
Fourteen hikers will be selected to take on the challenging Bright Angel Trail located on the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon. This is a full one-day hike, which  takes up to seven hours. This team is now full.

Mount Fuji: July 16-21, 2017  LEARN MORE
Nineteen hikers will be selected to take part in this two-day hike taking on Japan's highest mountain. Hikers tackle this epic volcano, which reaches 12,289 feet, while experiencing the beauty and culture of Japan. MM4MM team members sleep on tatami mats in a high-mountain hiking hut, waking up hours before dawn to get back on the trail so that they can experience a stunning sunrise summit.

Everest Base Camp/Kalapathhar: March 3-14, 2018  LEARN MORE
Twenty hikers will embark on the trek of a lifetime, hiking the Himalayan highlands to the doorstep of the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. A short three-hour hike beyond Base Camp brings MM4MM team members to the summit of Kalapathhar where they will be rewarded with one of the region's most accessible views of Mt. Everest. This challenging and awe-inspiring nine-day trek (twelve days, including travel), takes even novice climbers on a strenuous but friendly journey through Nepal's magical Khumbu region, allowing for close-up views of dozens of Himalayan Giants without the dangers of a technical summit. MM4MM trekkers will sleep primarily in Nepalese teahouses, reaching an altitude of 18,519 feet above sea level. The experts at Embark Adventures, a US-based company and leader in world travel, will guide us on this expedition, as they have done for our two Mt. Kilimanjaro treks. Note that no special equipment, special training, or any technical climbing is required.

All teams will be made up of multiple myeloma patients, caregivers, doctors, nurses, and clinicians, in addition to loved ones who climb to honor a patient who is living or who has lost their battle with this difficult disease.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsor, Takeda Oncology, the MMRF is able to underwrite most of the traveling and trekking costs of the trips. Team members agree to raise funds as outlined in the applications. 

To apply for any of the upcoming hikes, please click "Apply Now" above. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at teammanager@themmrf.org. All teams will be selected based on personal connection to multiple myeloma, enthusiasm for being a part of the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma team, and their interest in and ability to maximize fundraising. 
 
 
Takeda Oncology and CURE are proud supporters of the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma Program.

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