Team “Forever Young” was created in memory of our loved one, John Demmert, 62 years old, born on November 16, 1956 and passed away on February 11, 2019. We will remember him forever.
John was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in March of 2016. He fought this brutal cancer for almost three years before it eventually became stronger than his body. His tenacious, fighting spirit was never diminished however. He always kept a firm, "I will conquer this beast" attitude and never lost his sense of humor. He will live on in our hearts forever though, and we will keep his spirit alive.
To continue John’s fighting spirit against Multiple Myeloma, his family and friends will be participating in the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run. We 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 ten new treatments in a decade, and launched over 60 new clinical trials.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 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.
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!
To quote one of John’s favorite Bob Dylan songs:
MAY YOUR HEART ALWAYS BE JOYFUL
MAY YOUR SONG ALWAYS BE SUNG
AND MAY YOU STAY
MAY YOU STAY FOREVER YOUNG
Thank you for your generous donations, love and support!
Team “Forever Young”