Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters:
I am SO EXCITED to be participating in the NYC Marathon on 11/1 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer and it's personally meaningful to me as it took the life of my closest family members and best role models nine years ago.
The work ahead of me? Race 26.2 miles and raise donations for the MMRF.
Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma. On a yearly basis, over 30,000 people are diagnosed and 12,000 die 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.
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.
Please support my participation in the TCS NYC Marathon benefiting the MMRF. It all adds up! Please take this opportunity to give back and support this game-changing cancer organization.
Thank you SO MUCH!
-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!
-I can also take offline donations (check, cash, Venmo) and post your donation from the back-end.