Nancy, Robin, Mike & Tom
Robin and I have been friends since we started running together over 10 years ago. This year Robin and I, along with my brothers, Tom and Mike, are participating in the Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2019 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team for Cures.
In March, 2015 I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. This was one of the few times Robin and I took a break from running…but we’re back at it! Tom, Mike, Robin and I are all running Chicago – all 26.2 miles – to raise funds for the MMRF and awareness of this incurable disease.
The work ahead of us? Race 26.2 miles and raise at least $10,000 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. Over 30,000 people are diagnosed yearly with multiple myeloma and an estimated 12,000 are predicted to die each year from the disease.
We're 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 $10,000 for the MMRF!
Please support our participation in the Chicago Marathon benefiting the MMRF. We have made a commitment to raise at least $10,000, and we 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.
Nancy, Robin, Tom & Mike