Dear Friends, Family, and Myeloma Supporters,
After participating in the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma (MM4MM) program last year and experiencing a hike in Iceland with an amazing group of people, I have decided to do it again. This time, I will be trekking through the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina in November 2019 to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF).
I made such a unique bond with the patients I hiked with last year and their personal experiences with myeloma helped me improve some clinical trials I am working on. On this next journey, I will be hiking with another group of people with a direct connection to multiple myeloma and that I hope to generate a similar bond and learning experience as before. We will be fourteen MM4MM team members specifically selected to raise awareness and research funds and who won't stop until there is a cure.
We'll be trekking through valleys, peaks, and glaciers of Patagonia. I pledge to raise at least $10,000 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.
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.
Please support my participation in the Patagonia Trek benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $10,000 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 as any amount can accumulate to make a big impact. 100% of those funds go to the MMRF, thanks to our sponsors.
**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!