BENEFITING: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
EVENT DATE: Apr 19, 2013
About a year ago, my Grandpa Thomas (my mother’s father) was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (bone cancer) and after a tough battle he passed away Easter Sunday. I was very close to him and will miss the baseball games, horse racing and all the things we did together.
My 20th birthday is less than two weeks away. To my family, although I have always been very grateful for the awesome gift cards, cash and other gifts you get me every year, I ask that this year you consider giving to The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation instead of sending me any gifts. To friends of our family, please consider a donation to this worthy cause and help conquer this painful and dreaded disease!!
My goal is to raise $1,000 on my 20th birthday for the Multiple Myeloma RF!
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 $130 million since its inception to fund nearly 120 laboratories worldwide. An outstanding 93% of funds raised go toward research and related programming. The MMRF has supported 40 new compounds and approaches in clinical trials and pre-clinical studies and has facilitated 22 clinical trials through its sister organization, the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC).