Dear Friends and Family,
In honor of, and support for my mom I will be participating in the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma program, climbing Mount Fuji to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures.
As you may know, my mom was recently given the good news that her cancer has reached remission. With multiple myeloma however, there currently is no cure, meaning her fight is not over and neither is mine.
So whats the plan? Climb 12,388 feet above sea level to the highest peak in Japan and raise at least $5,000 for the MMRF by July 1st. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients like my mother.
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. MY MOM IS PROOF!
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 tripled the lifespan of myeloma patients after diagnosis. 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 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 my participation in the Mount Fuji Trek benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $5,000, and I need your help to get there. Feel free to contribute what you can, it all adds up!
Please take this opportunity to give back and support this life-changing cancer organization.
Thanks & Love
Lauren & The Charamut Family
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