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Ben Marcus

Ben Marcus

Hi All!

I am 'back at it"! This time, headed to the end of the earth - Patagonia!

Currently my disease is being managed with oral chemotherapy and I am in remission. The hard truth is that the disease will recur. The question is when. Although much progress has been made, myeloma still has one of the lowest five-year relative survival rates of all cancers.


I will be participating in the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma (MM4MM) Alumni program in November 2019 by trekking through the Patagonia region of Argentina to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (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, Amgen and Celgene.

I will be hiking with some of the most incredible people I have had the honor to know: Fourteen "Alumni" MM4MM team members who want to take on another trek as a way to raise research funds and who won't stop until there is a cure.

All of the money raised goes to the MMRF. All travel expenses are covered by corporate sponsors and by ourselves. I pledge to raise at least $30,000 for the MMRF.

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 contribute whatever you can. It all adds up!

Thanks!
Ben


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Comments

$25,625
raised of $30,000 goal
 

Donations

$500.00
1. KBKathryn Bolinger
Ben, you are greatly loved and admired. Tim and I wish you all the best on this next epic adventure.
$25.00
2. LPLucille Porter
Thank you for your endless battle against cancer.
$50.00
3. KFKimberly Falkenstein
$50.00
4. LSLisa Schultz
Very proud of you!! Go Ben!!!
$25.00
5. KAKeare Armenta
$100.00
6. ABAnne Buol
You amaze me every single day!!

moving mountains for multiple myeloma partners