Dear Friends and Family,
I will be participating in the 2019 Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2019 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures for my father-in-law Steve.
Steve was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011. Anyone that knew Steve knew what an amazing person he was. His family and his children were his entire life and he would no doubt have been an amazing grandpa to all of his grandchildren. We all miss him daily.
During his battle with multiple myeloma, Steve was constantly trying to research and stay on the cutting edge with the latest and greatest treatments available. Working towards a cure or better treatments for this disease is important so that others can succeed in beating myeloma. I think Steve would be very proud of us for continuing to support research to finally find a cure.
The goal is to race 26.2 miles and raise at least $1,750 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.
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. 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.
The Goal: Raise $1,750 for the MMRF!
Please support my participation in the Chicago Marathon benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $1,750, 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.