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Cortney Vandenburgh

Cortney Vandenburgh

Dear Friends,

As my mom embarks on another round of treatment for her Multiple Myeloma I decided it was time to raise some more money to help find new treatments for this cancer that is tough to cure. I just returned from a weekend in New York City where they will be for the next month where she will receive multiple different types of chemo in hopes that we can get her back in some form of a remission.

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.

The work ahead of me? Race 26.2 miles and raise at least $2,000 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by mother and all the other 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.

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 at least $2,000 for the MMRF (hopefully more)!

Please support my participation in the Chicago Marathon benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $2,000 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 amazing cancer organization, myself, my mother and all the other multiple myeloma patients looking for a cure.



raised of $2,000 goal


1. ADAmy Drumm
2. AMAlysia May
3. ADAmanda Deaver
4. SBSuzanne Buchanan
5. PGPhil & Carolyn Gilbertson
6. DBDon & Penny Burt
Your mom is amazing!

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