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Caroline Knuth

Caroline Knuth

Dear Friends and Family,

As many of you know my father-in-law, Lynn Knuth, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma 5 years ago. I'm thrilled to be participating in the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma program in June 2019 by climbing Mount Washington to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures.

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. 100% of those funds go to the MMRF, thanks to our sponsors, Amgen and Celgene.

The work ahead of me? Climb 6,288 feet above sea level to the highest peak east of the Mississippi and raise at least $2,500 for the MMRF. 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, though much progress has been made, myeloma still has one of the lowest five-year relative survival rates of all cancers.

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. And there are 2-3 more treatment options right around the corner.

This is so important because there are 12 different types of multiple myeloma, and 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. An outstanding 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 the past twelve years in a row.

Please support my participation in the Mt. Washington Peak Weekend benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $2,500 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.

Please contribute whatever you can. It all adds up!


Thanks!
Caroline


**Want to double your impact - inquire if your company matches your charitable donations and submit your donation information through your company's portal or HR to receive a match! Forward me your confirmation email and I can get your match added to my fundraising total!

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Comments

$660
raised of $2,500 goal
 

Donations

$20.00
1. AHAnn Hunt
$25.00
2. JHJulia Hayes
$20.00
3. DWDawn Wilson
Go Caroline!
$50.00
4. CChris Mehl
$100.00
5. bTBradley Tonkin
$25.00
6. PSPeter Steinwart
Caroline, Happy to support a good cause and good luck on your climb! Pete Steinwart

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