Dear Friends and Family,
As some of you may know, last year I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to bring awareness and donations to The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Many of you helped with donations. Our Team raised $245,000. With your help, I was able to raise over $12,000.
I am hoping I could count on you, again.
Absolutely none of your donations go to funding my trip. Every penny goes to The MMRF. And, 90% of that goes into funding research to help find a cure to this cancer.
Thanks to the great work The MMRF does, and the drugs they have helped to get approved, I’ve been in Complete Remission for more than 3 years. And, without a stem cell transplant.
I will be participating in the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma program in March 2018 by climbing to Everest Base Camp & Kalapathhar to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures.
The work ahead of me? Climb 18,519 feet above sea level to the 'front door' of the tallest mountain in the world 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, 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 $10,000 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 Everest Base Came/Kalapathhar Trek 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.
**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!