5th Annual Utter Tri-fun Myeloma Fundraiser
April 5, 12:30 pm
This fun, non-competitive triathlon will help me celebrate the 5-year milestone of living with smoldering multiple myeloma. Yay!
The distances are: 2.5 mile run/walk, 7-ish mile bike, 1/4 mile swim (9 laps). You are welcome to do 1 or 2 events, or all 3. We will start with the run/walk and end with the swim in the Briggs Y pool. You can come in as our guest if you are not a Y member.
If a triathlon is not your thing or you are too far from Olympia, but you're thinking, "I absolutely must be involved in this somehow," you can still donate to cancer research. :-)
A pioneer in precision medicine, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks to find a cure for all multiple myeloma patients by relentlessly pursuing innovations that accelerate the development of precision treatments for cancer. 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 has created the business model around cancer—from data to analytics to the clinic. The MMRF identifies barriers and then finds the solutions to overcome them, bringing in the best partners and aligning incentives in the industry to drive better outcomes for patients. Since its inception, the organization has collected thousands of samples and tissues, opened nearly 100 trials, helped bring 11 FDA-approved therapies to market, and built CoMMpass, the single largest genomic dataset for any cancer. Today, the MMRF is building on its legacy in genomics and is expanding into immune-oncology, as the combination of these two fields will be critical to making precision medicine possible for all patients. The MMRF has raised nearly $500 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs.
Matching Gifts Double the impact of your donation with a matching gift from your employer! Matching gifts are an easy way to further your contribution to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Many companies offer a matching gifts program as a benefit to their employees. Some employers will even match donations from retirees, spouses, and part-time staff. See if your employer offers a matching gifts program here: independent.themmrf.org/independentevents/Static/Matching-Gifts
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