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Denise's NYC Marathon 2018 for MMRF

Denise Wagner

Denise Wagner

Dear Friends,

I will be participating in the TCS NYC Marathon on November 4, 2018 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. This will be my third NYC marathon for the team. Why do I run? I run in memory of my father-in-law David Wagner who we lost in May 2015. I run for my friends' family members who are battling or have lost the battle to multiple myeloma or other forms of cancer.

The work ahead of me? Race 26.2 miles and raise at least $3,000 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma. I have started my training program and I am determined to be in the best shape I can be for this years race.

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 2018 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.

Thanks!
Denise

Comments

$1,565
raised of $3,000 goal
 

Donations

$50.00
1. JWJanet Wagner
$450.00
2. DWDenise Wagner
$270.00
3. DWDenise Wagner
$25.00
4. JBJennifer Bechtel
$270.00
5. DDKW Physical Therapy
$450.00
6. SSAMS CLUB FUNDRAISER

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