I will be participating in IRONMAN Florida on November 2, 2019 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures.
Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer. Over 30,000 people are diagnosed yearly with multiple myeloma and an estimated 12,000 are predicted to die each year from the disease. I'm proud to be part of the ACTION that is helping fuel important research: Thanks to the important work of the MMRF and our partners, the FDA has approved ELEVEN new treatments in the time that it usually takes for ONE new drug to come to market. There are more treatment options in the pipeline. This is so important because myeloma is a cunning disease which morphs through treatment, meaning patients often need new treatment options when they relapse.
The MMRF is one of the most highly regarded cancer foundations in the world. Nearly 90% of the total MMRF budget goes directly towards research and related programming. The MMRF is in the top 1% of all charities, having earned Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating for 16 years.
Our team of MMRF Ironman Florida Participants has raised over $100,000 in donations for the Multiple Myloma Research Foundation.
If you ever consider participating in an Ironman event, I suggest doing it as a member of the MMRF team for cure. This team provides all the athletes with a training program, a race 'kit', and an introduction to a community of triathletes dedicated to pursuing a cure for Multiple Myloma.