Dear Friends and Family,
Our lives changed forever on November 28, 2012 when Scott was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. He underwent surgery, months of induction chemo, and an autologous stem cell transplant. He is currently in a complete remission with no evidence of disease. His team at Yale and at Dana Farber are incredible - smart, dedicated, up to date with the latest research and drugs in the pipeline so that we know what we need to do to keep this beast at bay. Through the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and their 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.
SO....to pay it forward and help the MMRF continue to make strides, I applied for and was selected to join a team of 16 myeloma caregivers, patients, and doctors & nurses for the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma program. In August 2019 I will be trekking through Iceland to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. This trip will be incredible - trek through an assortment of geologic marvels, including volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, hot springs, gorges, lava beds, waterfalls, and, of course, mountains and raise at least $7,500 for the MMRF. 100% of those funds go to the MMRF, thanks to our sponsors. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients like Scott with multiple myeloma.
To date MM4MM has raised over $2 million with patients, caregivers, family members, doctors, clinicians and others taking on epic challenges and reaching out to their circle of support.
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.
Please support my participation in the Iceland Trek benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $7,500 and I will need your help to get there. More importantly, patients need these funds to extend their lives while we get closer and closer to a cure.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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