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Melissa Borst

Melissa Borst

Dear Family and Friends,

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 $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. One of those patients was my aunt Sue. She had past away from MM and she was battling it for 12 years. She was diagnosed at age 45 and went through intensive medical treatment and was in and out of remission.

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 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 support me as I embark this long journey! :)

Please take this opportunity to give back and support this game-changing cancer organization.

Thanks!
Melissa

Comments

$1,580
raised of $1,750 goal
 

Donations

$25.00
1. KCKatie Crandall
$10.00
2. KHKelly Harrington
$50.00
3. NHNancy Harris
$100.00
4. AAunt Diane
Best Wishes to you and Sam for a pain-free run!!
$100.00
5. KLKayla Lim
Run fast!
$25.00
6. JEJack C Enright
Good Luck Melissa, This is Jack Enright from Toastmasters.

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