The Brothers Goad will be participating in the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. And Jeff's wife Ramona will be leading the cheer zone!
The work ahead of us? Race 26.2 miles and raise at least $30,000 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients like Jeff with multiple myeloma.
"I've dreamed of running Boston my whole life. I want to continue to show the patients that I counsel that anything is possible." - Jeff Goad, 6-year survivor.
Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer and, sadly, has one of the lowest five-year relative survival rates of all cancers. But while there is no cure, great progress is being made.
In fact, thanks to the important work of the MMRF, the world's leading private funder of myeloma research, the FDA has approved TEN new treatments, including FOUR in just the past 18 months – a track record that's unparalleled in the world of oncology. These drugs have almost tripled the lifespan of myeloma patients. And now the MMRF is funding over 20 additional treatments in various stages of development, giving hope to tens of thousands of patients and their families.
The Goal: Raise $30,000 for the MMRF!
The MMRF is one of the most highly regarded cancer foundations in the world. An outstanding 90% of the total MMRF budget goes directly towards research and related programming. And the MMRF is in the top 1% of all charities, having earned Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating for the past eleven years in a row.
Please support our participation in the Boston Marathon benefiting the MMRF. Collectively, we have made a commitment to raise at least $30,000, and we need your help to get there. Please contribute whatever you can. It all adds up!
Please take this opportunity to give back and support this game-changing cancer organization.
Jeff, Ramona, David and Brad Goad