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Rihn Family And Friends

Rihn Family and Friends

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, my dad passed away from complications of Multiple Myeloma in 1999. For the past 7 years I've run events with the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation endurance team to raise money and awareness for further research. This will be the 3rd year I'm putting on an event in Pittsburgh. If you're interested in running with our group please shoot me an email -

So here's the deal, I will be participating in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon weekend events on May 5th as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. I'll be joined by friends and family running/walking all events.....hopefully this includes you!

The work ahead of us? Race 1 mile to 26.2 miles and raise at least $1,000 for the MMRF. Last year we raised over $7k.....I'd love to see us reach $10k this year! 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, sadly, has one of the lowest five-year relative survival rates of all cancers. But while there is no cure, great progress is being made.

In fact, thanks to the important work of the MMRF, the world's leading private funder of myeloma research, the FDA has approved TEN new treatments, including FOUR in just the past 18 months – a track record that's unparalleled in the world of oncology. These drugs have almost tripled the lifespan of myeloma patients. And now the MMRF is funding over 20 additional treatments in various stages of development, giving hope to tens of thousands of patients and their families.

The Goal: Raise $1,000 for the MMRF!

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. And the MMRF is in the top 1% of all charities, having earned Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating for the past eleven years in a row.

Please support my participation in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $1,000, 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.

Thank you so much for your support!


raised of $1,000 goal


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