On November 1, 2020 I will be running the New York City Marathon to raise money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF).
Multiple Myeloma is a type of blood cancer that affects the body’s plasma cells-- the cells responsible for producing antibodies to help fight off infection. Almost 3,000 cases of myeloma are diagnosed in Canada each year.
My dad, one of my best friends and biggest supporters, was diagnosed with myeloma last year during my first year of medical school. To say it has been a difficult year for our family would be an understatement.
Securing a spot in the NYC marathon is very tough, but the MMRF team reserves a certain number of spots each year for individuals who raise a minimum of $3,000 for myeloma research. The MMRF is a very highly regarded cancer foundation, and there is currently a lot of exciting research in the works for new myeloma treatments.
I am very grateful to have the opportunity to raise money for something so important to me by doing something that I love. Any donation helps and 100% of the donations I receive will be going to the MMRF.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story.