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LONDON 2019!

Alexandra Leo

Alexandra Leo

Dear friends and family,

I will be participating in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on April 28, 2019 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures!

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.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to fundraise for a cause I care strongly about! As a physician assistant at the University of Colorado, I work with myeloma patients every day. My department helps manage pain and instability from spinal fractures caused by myeloma metastases, which are unfortunately very common in these patients. I work to help manage hardships these patients and their families face. This is a challenging disease marked by relapses and remissions, and further research to identify more proactive and effective treatments is imperative. We are working towards proactive treatments to prevent fractures, which would make a world of difference to these patients and help give them back their lives!

The work ahead of me? Race 26.2 miles and raise at least $4,000 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.

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 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon benefiting this game-changing cancer organization. I have made a commitment to raise at least $4,000, and I need your help to get there. Please contribute whatever you can. It all adds up!

Best,
Alexa

Comments

$1,150
raised of $4,000 goal
 

Donations

$50.00
1. SVStephen Verdini
Good luck!! You’re going to rock it
$150.00
2. BBob and Ginny
$50.00
3. JJJulianne Johnson
$150.00
4. ALAndrea Lunney
Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Lex!! Figured this is what you really wanted/needed so have at it girl!! Good Luck in the London Marathon. You are a running, running, running gal. Love you Aunt Andra and Uncle Pat
$100.00
5. SHSara Hauschild
Get it girl!!!
$100.00
6. SDSylvia Dobbin
Good luck Alexa. You’ll do great!

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