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Mathew Cassidy

Mathew Cassidy

Dear Friends and Family,

In 6 weeks’ time I am living out a bucket list event of running the NYC marathon. While I enjoy regular running, it is has been a challenge to date getting the body ready for 42km but I have to say I am excited in the lead up to the event.

Part of the challenge is also to raise at least USD$3,000 for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) an awesome cause. 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 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 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 USD$3,000, and I need your help to get there.

Please contribute whatever you can by donating through my page: https://endurance.themmrf.org/2018NYCMarathon/Member/MyPage/1889642/Mathew-Cassidy

It all adds up and thank you for your support!

Comments

$7,935
raised of $6,500 goal
 

Donations

$100.00
1. MSMatthew Selleck
Good luck Maty boy
$25.00
2. RERichard Eycken
$100.00
3. gdGary Doig
Run hard, run well and enjoy this special event.
$250.00
4. DDobbyn and Carafa
Fantastic effort Mat for a great cause. All the best from Dobbo, Carafs and the team at D&C
$50.00
5. LCLeon Cui
Good luck Matt.
$100.00
6. HCHoward Chait
Good like in NYC Matt. Good cause which you have supported. Multiple Myeloma cut my dads life short. Terrible disease. Howard Chait

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