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Mark LaPrade

Mark LaPrade

Dear Family and Friends,

I will be participating in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2020 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. 

The work ahead of me? Race 26.2 miles and raise $10,000 or more for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma, including my father.

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. I have seen this first hand with my father's treatment plan.

The MMRF is one of the most highly regarded cancer foundations in the world. Nearly 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 16 years. 

The Goal: Raise $10,000 or more for the MMRF!

Please support my participation in the Virgin Money London Marathon benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise $10,000 or more, 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.

Thanks! Mark

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raised of $10,000 goal


1. BNBrian, Becky & Alexander Norby
2. HHank OnThe Hill
3. SRSteve Rodman
Thanks for running
4. TTracy and Eric
5. JGJennifer Gureckis
6. DDDonna Dostie
Clear skies, cool temps, a safe, enjoyable, speedy run - a perfect marathon day is what I wish for you. You're going to do awesome! Best of luck to you, Mark!

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