Michelle & Jeffrey Carlberg
Dear Friends and Family,
It has been 2 1/2 years since my diagnosis with Multiple Myeloma. 2019 started off with great news...I am minimal residual disease negative (MRD negative), which means I have less than one myeloma cell per million bone marrow cells!!!
Jeff and I are excited to be participating in the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma (MM4MM) program in November 2019 by trekking through the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF).
We'll be trekking through valleys, peaks, and glaciers of Patagonia. We have pledged to raise at least $20,000 for the MMRF.
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.
Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer. Over 30,000 people are diagnosed yearly with multiple myeloma and an estimated 12,000 are predicted to die each year from the disease.
We are 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 contribute whatever you can. It all adds up!
Michelle & Jeffrey
**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!