Carrie Gregory & Nancy Garner
Nancy (Rodger's wife) and Carrie (his niece) are going to be participating in the 2019 Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2019 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. As you know, Rodger passed away in January after living with multiple myeloma for 2 years. Thanks to research supported by the MMRF, he was able to have some great times with his family in those last two years. We know that he is our most enthusiastic supporter from heaven and is so proud of our goal.
The work ahead of us? Race 26.2 miles and raise at least $3,500 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. Over 30,000 people are diagnosed yearly with multiple myeloma and an estimated 12,000 are predicted to die each year from the disease.
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 $3,500 for the MMRF!
Please support our participation in the Chicago Marathon benefiting the MMRF. We have made a commitment to raise at least $3,500, 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.
Carrie and Nancy