Dear Friends and Family,
I will be participating in the Road to Victories Vermont to Quebec Ride in September 2019 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. A group of cyclists will ride through scenic small-town Vermont before taking on the challenging ride across the Canadian border to finish in Quebec.
Before I get to the details, this is in honor of Greg. Greg was a loving, loyal, gracious, kind, and incredible husband; father; son; uncle; and friend. He is missed every single day and his passing has left an empty space in the lives of all of us. We all learn to continue to live without him by our side, but his memory is a constant with us. I miss my friend.
So, when this opportunity was presented to me, it did not take me longer than a second to know I want to be a part of this cause. I want to do my part in helping to continue the fight against multiple myeloma in honor of those still so courageously fighting the disease and in memory of those who lost their battle against this awful cancer.
Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer and, though much progress has been made, myeloma still has one of the lowest five-year relative survival rates of all cancers.
The work ahead of me? Cycle for 5 days over varied and challenging terrain and raise at least $5,000 to support the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge for me, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.
I am respectively asking for you to consider making any donation you feel comfortable with to help support this cause. I know many of us have so many competing obligations and everyone is in a different financial situation. However, please remember, EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR counts.
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. The MMRF is in the top 1% of all charities, having earned Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating for the past twelve years in a row.
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 TEN new treatments in the time that it usually takes for ONE new drug to come to market. And there are 2-3 more treatment options right around the corner.
Please support my participation in the Road To Victories Ride benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $5,000 and I will need your help to get there. More importantly, patients need these funds to extend their lives while we get closer and closer to a cure.
Your tax deductible donation goes directly to help fast track lifesaving treatments for myeloma patients. Please donate whatever you can to support this great effort! It all adds up!