Dear Friends and Family,
I will be participating in the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma (MM4MM) program on April 11th by trekking Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). 100% of these funds go to the MMRF, thanks to our sponsors.
I am hiking for my mom, Theresa Gardiner, who was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma four years ago. She has undergone a complete spinal surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, a stem cell transplant, and continues maintenance chemotherapy to fight this cancer. She is the strongest person I know and she inspires me every day. My mom brings so much joy to everyone around her and truly embodies living life to the fullest and not taking a moment for granted.
I will be hiking with some of the most incredible people all with a direct connection to multiple myeloma. Our team was specifically selected to raise research funds and who won't stop until there is a cure.
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. 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 ELEVEN 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 Grand Canyon Rim to Rim trek benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $6,000 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. It all adds up!
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