Thanks for visiting my page!
On April 23, 2017, I will participate in the Virgin Money London Marathon as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. I'm honored to raise money for this fantastic foundation. As you may or may not know, my mom is a current cancer fighter, and while she does not battle multiple myeloma specifically, cancer is cancer, and together we can take steps to win the battle against it.
In January 2016 I completed my first marathon! I ran across the Houston marathon finish line with my mom in my heart, and I can't wait to do the same thing in London. I have many friends and family members affected by cancer, and I will hold them and their stories in my heart throughout the race as well.
The work ahead of me? Race 26.2 miles and raise at least $10,000 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 in the last 12 years – 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 21 additional treatments in various stages of development, giving hope to tens of thousands of patients and their families.
The Goal: Raise $10,000 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 my participation in the Virgin Money London Marathon benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $10,000, and I 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.
Thanks for your time and support!