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Rachel Josey

Rachel Josey

Dear Friends and Family,

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.

This is a cause extremely near and dear to my heart as my father was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2012. Thanks to the support of so many amazing doctors, nurses, family, and friends, he is 80 years YOUNG and still living life to the absolute fullest.

For those that don't know, 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! Do we think I can do it? YES!

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!

I am running this year because I CAN. I am running for my Dad. I am running to celebrate the gift of my own health and give back to those who need hope to find a cure.

I appreciate your support so much.

Thanks!
Rachel

*UPDATE! Thanks to the amazing generosity and outpouring of love from so many friends and family members, I hit my goal of $3,000 in 2 days. WOW! I am so grateful. I have created a new goal of $5,000 - I know this team will go so far and believe that we can raise even more for the MMRF. Thank you so much!

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Comments

$6,701.20
raised of $5,000 goal
 

Donations

$25.00
1. RRosie Rodriguez
Go Rachel!
$50.00
2. NPNicole Patterson
So proud of you Rachel!!!
$100.00
3. AHAaly Hirany
$140.00
4. SSOULCYCLE NOHO
SOME INSPIRATION IN YOUR LAST FEW DAYS!!! WE LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH RACHEL AND WILL BE THINKING OF YOU ALL DAY SUNDAY <3
$25.00
5. SKSarah Kamya
RACHEL! You are a true inspiration. I am so happy to have met you and couldn't be more proud of you!! You are going to do amazing on Sunday and I can't wait to see you along the way. xoxo Sarah
$100.00
6. HPHenry Portwood
Kick some butt this weekend! I’ll be out there cheering!

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