I am participating in the 2019 Defeat Multiple Myeloma 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk because I want to take action and have an impact in the fight against this cancer. This cause is really important to me because my friend Sarah was diagnosed with multiple myeloma when she was 22 and has been living with it for the past 14 years in remission. This is pretty amazing because the average lifespan with this type of cancer is 4-10 years. There has been some really encouraging progress in the past few years to find better treatments and ultimately a cure and we have been helping to fund some promising trials at Fred Hutch. There is even a fancy video on the homepage from the doctor whose research we have been helping to fund.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today in support of my fundraising efforts; 100% of all funds raised will go directly to advancing multiple myeloma cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center!
What is the Multiple Myeloma?
Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells found in bone marrow. Normal plasma cells help the immune system fight disease, but when plasma cells become cancerous they grow out of control and can produce a tumor called a plasmacytoma. If someone has more than one plasmacytoma, they have multiple myeloma.
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