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Kathleen Petersen

Kathleen Petersen

Join Me! My team of family and friends walks in honor of my youngest sister Judy, who lost her life to an aggressive form of Multiple Myeloma at the age of 49. Diagnosed in August of 2013, she fought so bravely, but passed away only three months later, on November 12, 2013. No person, family, or friends should have to go through that pain and grief, so we run - or walk, in my case! - to raise money for Multiple Myeloma Research.

This year, I will be participating in the 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 in the past have helped to:

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

The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to find a cure for multiple myeloma by relentlessly pursuing innovation that accelerates the development of next-generation treatments to extend the lives of patients. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF is a world-recognized leader in cancer research. Together with its partners, the MMRF has created the only end-to-end solution in precision medicine and the single largest genomic dataset in all cancers. The MMRF continues to disrupt the industry today, as a pioneer and leader at the helm of new research efforts. Since its inception, the organization has raised over $400 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs. The MMRF is in the top 1% of all charities, having earned Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating for 16 years. To learn more, visit themmrf.org.

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!

Remember the joy, love, and music that Judy brought to all of 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 walkrun.themmrf.org/boston19/Static/Matching-Gifts or ask your Human Resources Department!

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Comments

$385
raised of $500 goal
 

Achievements

Donations

$50.00
1. RHRachel Harlan
$25.00
2. SSSarah Schultz-Nielsen
$25.00
3. JWJoanne Winchenbach
$25.00
4. MHMaribeth Hatheway
What a wonderful tribute to your sister!
5. JOJohn Ottaviani
Good luck!
6. JJane
Captain

Team Judy's Joys

$2,245
$2,500

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