Hello Friends and Family!
Whether you're a repeat participant or a newcomer, welcome - we are thrilled to have you! It's unbelievable to think that this is our 14th year as Team Camille's Wings, but we're so proud to continue supporting such an incredible cause alongside all of you. My Mom is most definitely blushing up in the heavens, as she never loved all of the attention on her, but this no doubt makes her proud :) Honoring her on this day is without a doubt, one of the best days of the year, so thank you for helping to make it so special.
Over the years, Team Camille's Wings has raised $116,789 and to say your generosity truly makes a difference would be an understatement. Funds raised have helped to:
Nearly triple patient survival
Deliver eleven new treatments in a decade
Launch over 80 new clinical trials
For a little background on the MMRF:
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, soon after Kathy's diagnosis with multiple myeloma. 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.
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. 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. We are also in compliance with all of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability. Rated 1 of 2 highly rated cancer organizations from Consumer Reports.
That all being said, we hope you'll consider supporting 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! 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.
Cheers and all of our love,
* 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!
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