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Susan Riskin

Susan Riskin

Dear Friends,

I will be participating in the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on March 17, 2019 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures.

As you all know, the MMRF is like family to us. The research funded by the MMRF extended my dad's life post-diagnosis, and I hope will do the same for the friends I've made who are fighting multiple myeloma.

While I always run to remember the strength my dad had while fighting this disease, this year I'm running for two friends from my MMRF family who continue to battle multiple myeloma. Both are out of remission and in different stages in their fight. The least I can do is fundraise and run 13.1 miles for them - this challenge is nothing compared to the challenges they are facing daily.

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, having earned Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating for 16 years.

Please support my participation in the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $2,500, and I need your help to get there. Please contribute whatever you can. It all adds up!

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



raised of $2,500 goal


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