Dear family and friends,
Another year of wellness. How grateful am I and how deeply I appreciate the two decades of commitment, collaboration, research and extraordinary presence of the MMRF. They have set the bar high and continue to be a model to emulate. Their work and ability to produce unprecedented results have allowed so many to live, to be well and for me, to truly feel well.
I have enjoyed a wonderfully full year of travel, family celebrations and the joy of being with family and friends.
As I participate in this year's 5k, I do so for so many and for many diagnoses, with the hope many more will come to know and benefit from the accelerated progress those of us with myeloma have realized. Please join me. The MMRF is removing obstacles faster and extending lives. But help from us all is needed.
As in previous years, I will be participating in the MMRF Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run. I am 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:
Create the largest genomic data set in any cancer
Advance the MMRF Precision Medicine Model
Nearly triple patient survival
Deliver ten new treatments in a decade
Launch over 70 new clinical trials
Now is the time for us to continue these life-changing initiatives while developing new breakthroughs in myeloma research.
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. To learn more, visit themmrf.org.
It is my hope you will 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 we invite you to join us.
Thank you for reading and "listening",
* 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 (themmrf.org/matchinggifts) or ask your Human Resources Department!