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Charles Healy

Charles Healy

Dear Friends,

Thirteen years ago my uncle, Chip Bailey, lost his battle with Multiple Myeloma after years of treatment. Ten years ago, Kelsey’s family was also impacted by Multiple Myeloma with the loss of her aunt, Gaye (Gwinn) Sims.

This year, 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 in memory of my uncle and Kelsey’s aunt.

The work ahead of me? Race 26.2 miles and raise at least $5,000 for the MMRF. Training for this event has been a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by Chip, Gaye and all 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 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 TCS NYC 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!


Both Chip and Gaye had a huge impact on the lives of many. I can only hope by running in their memory, I will have a sliver of the impact they did. It is their courage, love for all things good and their zest for life that are remembered by family and friends. Please take this opportunity to give back and support this game-changing cancer organization.

Thanks!
Charlie

Comments

$6,277
raised of $5,000 goal
 

Donations

$50.00
1. TThe McGraths
$50.00
2. DMDonna H Moore
$50.00
3. SDScott Dickinson
$50.00
4. KSKrisy Sims
$25.00
5. BBonnie Cole
$100.00
6. KBKerri Bailey
We are SO proud of you, Charlie! Best of luck. Love you bunches, Aunt Kerri, Jared and Rebecca

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