I will be participating in the Journey Endurance Run/Relay on October 6, 2018 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures.
The work ahead of me? Run as many 4-mile laps around Randall's Island Park as possible and raise at least $500 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.
Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer and, sadly, has one of the lowest five-year relative survival rates of all cancers. But while there is no cure, great progress is being made. In fact, thanks to the important work of the MMRF, the world's leading private funder of myeloma research, the FDA has approved ELEVEN new treatments in the time that it usually takes for ONE new drug to come to market. These drugs have almost tripled the lifespan of myeloma patients. And now the MMRF is funding over 20 additional treatments in various stages of development, giving hope to tens of thousands of patients and their families.
The Goal: Raise $500 for the MMRF!
The MMRF is one of the most highly regarded cancer foundations in the world. An outstanding 90% of the total MMRF budget goes directly towards research and related programming. And the MMRF is in the top 1% of all charities, having earned Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating for the past eleven years in a row. Please support my participation in the Journey Endurance Run/Relay benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $500, 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.
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