Katy McNiff Nicholas
Dear Friends & Family
My father passed away from multiple myeloma June 2004. Besides my Dad we’ve lost other close friends and family to this terrible cancer. Multiple myeloma knows no boundaries.
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 fund and fuel important research: Thanks to the important work of the MMRF and our partners, the FDA has approved TEN 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.
Please support my participation in IRONMAN Florida benefiting the MMRF anyway you can. If you aren’t comfortable with a financial donation you can support me in other ways with a prayer or positive thoughts & energy!!
Peace and love!!