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Ray Harvey

Ray Harvey

Dear Friends,

I will be participating in the 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 $1,500 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a big challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.

For me there is a personal connection to this disease. In the summer of 2017, my friend for over 30 years was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. In December of that year he passed away leaving a void in the hearts of family and friends. I hope to help prevent others from having to feel the sorrow that was felt with his passing.

Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer and, though much progress has been made, myeloma still has one of the lowest five-year relative survival rates of all cancers.

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. And there are 2-3 more treatment options right around the corner.

This is so important because there are 12 different types of multiple myeloma, and 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. An outstanding 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 the past twelve years in a row.

The Goal: Raise $1,500 for the MMRF!

Please support my participation in the Chicago Marathon benefiting the MMRF. I have made a commitment to raise at least $1,500, 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.

Thanks!
Ray

Comments

$490
raised of $1,250 goal
 

Donations

$25.00
1. KGKrystal Gallagher
$50.00
2. ebElizabeth Blackard
$25.00
3. AMAmy Magdalein
Happy to support a good cause. Sorry about your friend. Can't wait to see you kill it at Chicago next year!
$50.00
4. ?Anonymous
$50.00
5. VRValerie Jo Ramirez
$10.00
6. JMJessica Milburn

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