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Lupe Duarte

Lupe Duarte

Dear Friends and Family,

I will be participating in the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma program in May 2017 by hiking the Grand Canyon to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures.

The work ahead of me? Hike into and out of the Grand Canyon via the Bright Angel Trail and raise at least $3,000 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.

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 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 Goal: Raise $3,000 for the MMRF's life-extending cancer research!

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 Grand Canyon Trek benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $3,000, and I need your help to get there. Please contribute whatever you can. It all adds up! Cada dolar cuenta!! Checks accepted! Please make out to MMRF and write my name in Memo line.

I am hiking to honor all of our Multiple Myeloma patients at City of Hope! I am also hiking to honor the memory of all the cancer fighters who we've lost. Lastly, I am hiking to honor & celebrate the cancer survivors in my life, including many friends and my husband, Albert!

Please take this opportunity to give back and support this game-changing cancer organization.

Mil Gracias!


**Want to double your impact? Inquire if your company matches your charitable donations and submit your donation information through your company's portal or HR to receive a match! Forward me your confirmation email and I can get your match added to my fundraising total!



raised of $3,500 goal


1. KKelly
Very proud of you!
2. CSCynthia Slape
Cheering for you!!
3. BBetty & Victor Ruiz
Good Luck Lupe! This is awesome!!!
4. FMFrancisco Melendez
God bless
5. RRosa
I hope this brings you a little closer to a cure.
6. JRJuan G. Raygoza
Buddy Houlk

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