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Maria's Mafia

Maria's Mafia

It's been 1 year since diagnosis! Thanks to research from groups like the MMRF, Dr. Wolf and everyone at UCSF and El Camino Cancer Center...I'm still here! :) :)
Last year, we organized Maria's Mafia after just 3 weeks of knowing about the myeloma. I had a tumor on my brain stem, 9 fractured ribs and lesions in my spine, pelvis, sternum and skull. I started chemo just 5 days before the race and wasn't able to finish the 5K. THIS year, I'll be able to finish. :) :)
Thanks to everyone for all the love and support, I have the BEST MAFIA!!

Join Us! The MMRF is removing obstacles faster and extending lives. But we need your help. - Maria's Mafia

This year, we 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 in the past have helped to:

Nearly tripled patient survival
Deliver ten new treatments in a decade
Launched over 80 new clinical trials

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. The MMRF is in the top 1% of all charities, having earned Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating for 16 years. To learn more, visit

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!

Thank You!

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