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Combining 2 of My Passions: Oncology & Running!

Miranda Fugate

Miranda Fugate

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.

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.

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. In my short (1.5 yr) nursing career, I have taken care of MM patients on almost a daily basis and have made personal connections & bonded with so many. One of my favorite patients recently passed of Multiple Myeloma-- I had particularly bonded with him over our appreciation of running & especially running for a cause. I would particularly like to dedicate my training to him.
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 would appreciate your help in getting me there. Please contribute whatever you can. It all adds up!

Thanks so much!
Miranda Fugate, RN


raised of $3,000 goal


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