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Ryan Anthony

Ryan Anthony

Dear Friends and Family,

I am sorry to announce that due to new treatments and schedule, both Niki and I will not be able to participate in this incredible event with Moving Mountains for Multiple Meyoloma. BUT, we're so excited to tell you that Tom and Linda Booth will be hiking in our honor! We are touched to have such wonderful friends step up in our place. Tom Booth has been Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Dallas Symphony for over 40 years and will enjoy his retirement in Denver, CO, starting next Fall. Linda is a retired private school music teacher, volunteer fire department and license paramedic. Not only does the Booth family live just a mile from us but we've enjoyed working together daily for over 12 years.They are both lovers of the outdoors but more importantly great friends who have supported both Niki and me in this fight against Multiple Myeloma.

The Booth's have three children and three grandchildren in Denver, CO, where the whole family has taken an active role in promoting events for The Ryan Anthony Foundation / CancerBlows. Niki and I could not be happier to have Tom and Linda physically take our place on this hike. They share the same spirit and hope that drives us in our daily fight.

We are sorry we can not participate but this is certainly the next best thing. We thank each one of you who have donated to this cause and know you understand the situation. I'm sure those in support will accept Tom and Linda on our behalf and cheer them on as they help us fight this war against 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. I'm happy to say that I have reached my 5 year mark with this cancer. I have also not known a week over these 5 years without some kind of active treatment and/or maintenance. It may be more 'treatable rather than terminal' but the continuous and ongoing treatments do take a toll and still impact quality of life and long term health.

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 our participation in the Crater Lake Peak Weekend trek benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $1,500, 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!
Ryan


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$2,953.08
raised of $1,500 goal
 

Donations

$51.03
1. WBWilliam Bing
$102.05
2. TSThomas Spethmann
$100.00
3. JDJohn DeBaun
We admire you for taking this new challenge. Proud to have been part of the Mount Fuji climb with your last year and wish you the best!
$1,000.00
4. HDHugh Dobson
In honor of YOU , Mr Anthony, and the Many people AND students you inspire every day! You have our full support and confidence.
$25.00
5. EDElaine DeMeyer
In loving memory of Ronald Louis Clanton, Jr.
$200.00
6. KNKim Noltemy

moving mountains for multiple myeloma partners