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Team Eddie And Marilee

Dear family and friends, It is that time of year again to lace up your shoes and share your fondest memories as we walk for Eddie and Marilee. If you are not able to join me and would like to make a donation in memory of Eddie or Marilee or both.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 PHALEN REGIONAL PARK 1300 PHALEN DRIVE ST. PAUL 11:00am start… (try to arrive by 10:40 to allow for parking)

In December of 2015 the MMRF experienced something truly remarkable. In the span of 15 days, three new multiple myeloma drugs were approved by the FDA — a first for any cancer. Think about it: Just 10 short years ago, there were limited drug-treatment therapies for multiple myeloma patients. Today there are over 10 therapeutic agents — giving patients more treatment options than ever before.

As many of you know, Eddie Phillips lost his courageous battle with multiple myeloma on April 8th, 2011. Eddie’s commitment to the MMRF was unparalleled and felt across the organization. As you can imagine, everyone loved him! I mean truly, what's not to love about Eddie!? Eddie's early support of the MMRF's scientific affiliate - the Multiple Myleoma Research Consortium (MMRC) - helped the Consortium to groundbreaking success in accelerating early-stage clinical trials in multiple myeloma. His dedication to the MMRF has given countless patients and patient family members hope and encouragement, and he has been an inspiration to us all.

My mom, Marilee, who lost her battle with multiple myeloma 13 years ago, has also been an inspiration to many. Marilee was grace under fire; her humor and kindness were unmatched. She liked to tell people that she was healthy except for a little thing she and Eddie named FMM. (use your imagination to what that stood for!)

Marilee and Eddie shared a wonderful friendship which blossomed in the midst of their mutual struggle with this terrible disease, facing their diagnoses with remarkable courage. Their passion to do everything possible to instill hope in the lives of thousands of other individuals and families facing myeloma inspired those of us who had the honor to be close to them. I believe it was their wish that we continue to support the MMRF in their memory, so that someday others will no longer have to experience what they went through. This sponsorship honors the memories of Eddie and Marilee, and will help to ensure that their legacy in this fight continues.

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration. Without participation from family and friends like you, no research would be possible. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.

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With so many memories in my heart of Eddie and Marilee,
Joy Monro

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