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In Memory Of Melissa

In memory of Melissa

Join Us! The MMRF is removing obstacles faster and extending lives. But we need your help.

My mother Melissa lost her 6 year battle with Multiple Myeloma on April 5th 2020. She was the most courageous women I will ever know and the work MMRF does is important to giving patients like Melissa the hope to keep fighting. In 2018, I ran the NYC half marathon to raise money for MMRF and now in 2020, I will run for Melissa again and everyone fighting, surviving or who have lost their battle.

This year, we will be participating in the Journey Endurance Run/Relay to benefit the MMRF on October 3, 2020. We have committed to raising awareness and funds to accelerate finding a cure for multiple myeloma, which is the second most common blood cancer and is incurable.

Your generosity truly makes a difference, as funds raised at this event in the past have helped to:
- Create the largest genomic data set in any cancer
- Advance the MMRF Precision Medicine Model Nearly tripled patient survival
- Deliver ELEVEN new treatments in a decade
- Launch over 70 new clinical trials Now is the time for us to continue these life-changing initiatives while developing new breakthroughs in myeloma research!

The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to find a cure for multiple myeloma by relentlessly pursuing innovation that accelerates the development of next-generation treatments to extend the lives of patients. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF is a world-recognized leader in cancer research.

Together with its partners, the MMRF has created the only end-to-end solution in precision medicine and the single largest genomic dataset in all cancers. The MMRF continues to disrupt the industry today, as a pioneer and leader at the helm of new research efforts. Since its inception, the organization has raised over $400 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs. To learn more, visit

Please support our participation in the Journey Endurance Run/Relay. Your donation will have a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands of patients and their families! The MMRF is bringing treatments to trial 60 percent faster than the industry standard and tripling life expectancy. The MMRF needs your support. History is being made, so we invite you to join us. Thank You!

​**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!**



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On behalf of my sister, Melissa.
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