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Love for Lori-Ann

Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Dear Friends,

Lori Ann and I are training for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on April 22, 2018 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures.

The work ahead of us? Race 26.2 miles and raise at least $5,000 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.

Anyone who knows Lori-Ann knows what a strong and amazing person she is. When she was diagnosed in 2012 with this terrible disease I still recall the call i got from Matt to tell me. I knew then that she was going to beat this, and she has been in great health since her treatment in 2013. Lori-Ann and I are trying to support others with this disease by supporting MMRF, to improve treatment and quality of life.

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 almost tripled the lifespan of myeloma patients. 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 $5,000 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 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $5,000, 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.



raised of $5,000 goal


1. MMatching Gift - Donovan
2. mmMichael Murphy
Good luck Lori-Ann!
3. KSKathleen Stoker
Go Loriann and Josh! We love you! Love, The Stokers
4. TTouchstone fundraiser
5. KJKathryn Johnson
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6. JJon, Keri and William Hunt

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