Dear Family and Friends,
I will be participating in the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2020 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. 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. The mission of the MMRF is to accelerate next generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend patients’ lives in pursuit of a cure. While there is no cure, great progress is still being made. More information about the MMRF can be found here: bit.ly/2Et5bFA
Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.
My dad, Dr. Mark Chelsky, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2007. In April of 2012, I had the chance to attend the Boston Marathon with him. We were watching one of his best friends, Dr. Phil Yazbak, run the race for the MMRF. This event will forever have a special place in my heart as it was the last trip my dad and I were able to take before he passed away a few months later in July of 2012.
This will be my third year in a row running the Boston Marathon. Thanks to the generosity of family and friends, we have raised over $39,000 for the MMRF just from the '18 & '19 Boston Marathons. This year, I'm setting my goal at $15,000.
Please support my participation in the Boston Marathon benefiting the MMRF. Contributions can be made at this link: endurance.themmrf.org/2020Boston/RileyChelsky
Whatever you can contribute is greatly appreciated. It all adds up!
I will keep those interested with my tracking information for the Marathon as we approach April 20th. Thank you so much for all of your support and have a joyful holiday season!
Remember, The Race is Against Multiple Myeloma.