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Rob Lacey, Jr.

Rob Lacey, Jr.

This picture is why research matters in fighting multiple myeloma. I was fortunate enough to receive an autologous stem cell transplant on February 27, 2019. Research led to the development of stem cell transplants to lengthen and improve the quality of life for multiple myeloma patients, like me.

According to the National Cancer Institute, in 1975, only 26.3% of myeloma patients survived more than five years. Now 52.2% of patients diagnosed with myeloma live more than five years. Research on treatments like the stem cell transplant and new drugs are allowing more myeloma patients to live longer and have a better quality of life. Without the stem cell transplant and the excellent care I receive from Levine Cancer Institute, I would not be able to participate in the walk, or have hope for the future.

For more about my journey with multiple myeloma, please see my story at:

The information below describes the mission and values of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation:

The MMRF is removing obstacles and extending lives. But we need your help.

This year, I will be participating in the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run. I have committed to raising awareness and funds to accelerate finding a cure for multiple myeloma, which is the second most common blood cancer and is incurable. Your generosity truly makes a difference, as funds raised at this event have helped to:

Nearly tripled patient survival
Deliver eleven new treatments in a decade
Launched over 80 new clinical trials

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, soon after Kathy's diagnosis with multiple myeloma. The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure.

As the world's number-one private funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has raised over $330 million since its inception and directs 90% of total budget to research and related programming. The MMRF has received a “Best in America” Seal of Excellence from the Independent Charities of America, and an “A+” rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. The MMRF has been recognized by Philanthropedia as one of 16 expert-identified, high-impact nonprofits in the field of cancer. We are also in compliance with all of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability. Rated 1 of 2 highly rated cancer organizations from Consumer Reports.

Please support my participation in the MMRF Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run. Your donation will have a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands of patients and their families! The MMRF is bringing treatments to trial 60 percent faster than the industry standard and tripling life expectancy. THIS IS SCIENCE, NOT FICTION. The MMRF needs your support. History is being made, so I invite you to join us.

Thank You!

* Did you know you can double your impact in seconds? Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees.

Find out if your employer offers this benefit! Visit the MMRF Matching Gifts website ( or ask your Human Resources Department!



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1. PPharr Family
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2. SHSally Harris
3. DHDr & Mrs Charles Harris
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4. Rob Lacey, Jr.

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