Team Snug Harbor
For the 9th year Team Snug Harbor is participating in the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run on April 29th at Carson Beach in Boston. Please join us! The MMRF is curing cancer and extending lives. But we need your help. Your generosity truly makes a difference.
Again this year we are walking in memory of 4 friends, teammates, and family members.
Stanley Wells, late husband of our teammate Joyce, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at a time when little could be done to treat the disease. Stanley fought bravely, but since there was no effective treatment at the time he passed away a few months after his diagnosis.
Joe Banish joined our team after he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Sadly, just a couple of months before the 2016 walk Joe was informed that even the latest treatments had stopped working for him and he passed away just weeks before the walk.
Denise Holyoak, a fellow multiple myeloma patient, and her husband Mick were part of the Patient and Caregiver Education and Discussion group at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They have been generous supporters of Team Snug Harbor for many years. Denise passed away just weeks after the 2016 walk.
Pat (aka Tricia) Smith was a colleague of many members of Team Snug Harbor. She was a generous supporter of the team since its inception and became our tent manager a few years ago. Pat was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in January 2016 and passed away that August.
The MMRF’s mission is to 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.
Please support our 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! Several of us on Team Snug Harbor have personally benefitted from the work of the MMRF and we are grateful for your continued support.
Allan & Deb
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