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Help the Toros fight multiple myeloma!

Toros Running Club

Toros Running Club

The Toros Running Club is participating in the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run. We need your help to raise money to fight multiple myeloma-- an incurable blood cancer with over 30,000 newly diagnosed patients in the U.S. each year.

The MMRF is the premier fundraising organization for myeloma research. Its mission is to accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and find a cure.

In Chicago, we're fortunate to have amazing doctors like Dr. Venugopal at Rush and Dr. Mehta at Northwestern who are experts at treating myeloma. Despite all of their success in controlling the disease, it remains incurable. Our doctors need new tools to combat, and ultimately cure, multiple myeloma. That's where the MMRF comes in.

The $330+ million raised by the MMRF has been instrumental in increasing patient survival and launching new treatments to fight this incurable disease. In just the last 10 years, the MMRF has helped deliver 11 new treatments and launched over 80 clinical trials. 90% of the funds raised by the MMRF go directly to research and education, and the MMRF is bringing new therapies to trial 60% faster than the industry average. Within the last month, the FDA approved a new anti-myeloma therapy that was brought to market with the MMRF’s help. Your donations are really making a difference!

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. It is also in compliance with all of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability, and is rated 1 of 2 highly rated cancer organizations from Consumer Reports.

The MMRF and everyone diagnosed with myeloma need your help! Please support our participation in the MMRF Team for Cures 5K Walk/Run by running with us or making a donation.


* 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!

Luke DeMarte
  • CDChristopher DeMarte
  • ADAndrea DeMarte
  • JCJason Cook


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