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Welcome to My LAKE PLACID IRONMAN Fundraising Page

Ashley Steeves

Ashley Steeves

Dear Family & Friends,

BIG NEWS!! I will be participating in my second IRONMAN next summer at Lake Placid on July 28th, 2019 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures.

Competing in the IM at LP has been on my mind for several years now and it just feels like the right time to make it happen. If you followed my journey, 2 years ago for IMCHOO you know that competing in Ironman distance events for me means more than just training to cross the finish line. The 140.6 mile journey is WAY bigger than me, which is why I've decided to join MMRF and fundraise for their Team For Cures.

The first time I was up cheering friends on at IMLP, I met the folks at Team MMRF and knew that someday I'd be back to compete as part of their team, and it would make it that much better knowing I was competing on behalf of my grandmother who was struck with Multiple Myeloma at such a young age. Unfortunately I was so young to remember my short time with her but I know she'll be with me through every step of my 140.6 mile journey.

Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by 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 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 $7,500 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 (the highest rating possible).

Please contribute whatever you can. It all adds up!

Please take this opportunity to give back and support this game-changing cancer organization.

Thanks!

Ashley

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$1,150
raised of $7,500 goal
 

Donations

$1,000.00
1. CSCaren Steeves
LOVE YOU Babe!! GO GET IT!!
$50.00
2. ABAmie Begin
$100.00
3. AEAmy Ellis

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