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Amy Barbuto And Don Hickey

Amy Barbuto And Don Hickey

Dear Friends & Family,

I am so excited to be joining the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures for another marathon! This time I will be participating alongside my dad as we run the TCS NYC Marathon on November 4, 2018.

As many of you may know, my running story began over 15 years ago when my dad encouraged me to start running as a way to help recover from a horseback riding accident that nearly cost me my left leg. Little did we know that we were about to start. Several dozen half marathons later, I decided to take on the challenge of running the Boston Marathon. As a way to honor my dad, I surprised him by joining the MMRF team for the 2016 Boston Marathon.

Running with the MMRF is more to me that just running a marathon, it is a way to help support a charity that means so much to my family. My senior year of high school, my dad was diagnosed with MGUS, which is the precursor stage to multiple myeloma. Fortunately his condition has not progressed yet but he is closely followed by physicians at MD Anderson Cancer Center several times a year. Thanks to the amazing work that the MMRF continues to do, the treatment options for people with multiple myeloma continue to improve every year.

For the 2018 NYC Marathon my goal is to raise at least $3,000 for the MMRF.

Did you know, 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 $3,000 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 TCS NYC Marathon 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!

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

Love,

Amy

Comments

$3,550
raised of $3,000 goal
 

Donations

$50.00
1. MMatching Gift-Tidmarsh
$375.00
2. Amy Barbuto And Don Hickey
I am proud of you! You are going to do great!
$50.00
3. DDan and Val Barbuto
$500.00
4. LHLawrence Hickey
Good luck with your race Amy. Larry & Sue Hickey
$50.00
5. RWRachael Wilcox-Pereira
$100.00
6. VGValerie Gore
Good Luck Amy! I am so proud of you. Valerie

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