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Kate Hammond

Kate Hammond

Hi Friends/Family/Strangers!

I am honored to state that 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. As many of you know, NYC is a place that is near and dear to my heart and I couldn't think of a better charity to support while running in a city that had so much impact on me.

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.

My stepdad, Gary (pictured above), was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma back in 2014 and I have witnessed the trials he has faced and the barriers he has overcome. He is a warrior and has been in remission for over 2 years now, but others are often not as fortunate as he is.

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! But of course, I'd like to surpass that and raise $3,500!

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.

Thanks!
Kate

Comments

$4,568
raised of $3,000 goal
 

Donations

$50.00
1. CChris Hurley
WTG Kate
$18.00
2. CHCheryl Hiltzik
Thank you for your efforts- my dad has been living with multi myeloma for 10 years thanks to the research done on this formerly fast and furious cancer.
$130.00
3. RZRobert Zager
$100.00
4. JZJessica J Zager
So proud of you for all your hard work!! Good luck sister ??
$10.00
5. CBCrystal Baird
Good luck!
$100.00
6. KMKyle Murphy
Good luck!

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