I will be participating in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on June 11, 2017 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures.
The work ahead of me? Swim 1.5 miles from Alcatraz Island through the cold currents across San Francisco Bay, bike 18 hilly miles through Presidio Park, run 8 miles on the beach near the Golden Gate Bridge and raise at least $10,000 for the MMRF. Training for this event will be a challenge, but it’s nothing compared to the challenges faced by multiple myeloma patients.
This is personal. I lost Ed, my father in law, to multiple myeloma, so I’ll be working really hard to personally raise at least $10,000 for the MMRF to fight cancer!
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.
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I’ll do all the fundraising, training, and keeping you updated. If you’re able, I’d appreciate your support. Get one chance to win for every $30 donation increment OR get four chances for $90.
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.
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.
Please support my participation in the Escape from Alcatraz benefiting the MMRF and take this opportunity to give back and support this game-changing cancer organization. No donation is too small or too large. It all adds up!
Thanks for your consideration!