Approximately 60,000 people in the United States have multiple myeloma and more than 25,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, multiple myeloma is currently incurable. The average survival from diagnosis is approximately 4-10 years. The SKINNER & FRIENDS team is raising funds to support research taking place at Fred Hutch in Seattle. Defeat Multiple Myeloma is committed to supporting multiple myeloma research to discover new life-prolonging treatments, improve quality of life for myeloma patients, and ultimately to find a cure. We will do the hard part of lacing up and doing the 5k/1 Mile Run/Walk. We are asking you to do the easy part of making a contribution to our fundraising goal. Your taxdeductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many families locally and globally - including ours!