MMRF Charity Team: 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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MMRF PowerTeam: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Join the MMRF PowerTeam at the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is known globally for its fast, flat course. In addition to its speed, the course itself offers all runners a scenic tour of Chicago as it weaves through numerous diverse neighborhoods and dozens of landmarks. Run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and you are guaranteed to see all that is great about the City of Chicago, You might also set a PR!

The MMRF will be with you every step of the way, from the moment you sign up to the incredible moment you cross the finish line. Running on our team promises to be one of the most empowering and inspiring experiences of your life.

MMRF Chicago Marathon Teams: Two levels of participation:
All Star Team:
MMRF athletes who pledge to raise a minimum of $1000 for the MMRF will qualify for a spot on the All Star Team. All Star team members receive guaranteed entry to the Chicago Marathon, a personalized fundraising page, downloadable marketing and promotional materials, fundraising strategies, tips and sample emails/letters, free marathon training programs for runners of all levels, race day team jersey, and marathon support team t-shirts and signage for your cheering squad . Team members may start at the All Star level and move up to the MVP status as their fundraising progresses.

MVP Team:
Runners who pledge to raise a minimum of $2000 for the MMRF qualify to be MVP Team members. In addition to all of the amenities described above, MVP Team members receive any special amenities that the Chicago Marathon might offer the MMRF for our MVP runners, fundraising incentives and a runner gift box and more.

In order to ensure that 90% of all funds raised go back to fund myeloma research, each MMRF athlete will be responsible for costs such as marathon registration, transportation and hotel accommodations.

About the MMRF and Multiple Myeloma
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (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. The MMRF is the world's largest private funder of myeloma research. An outstanding 90% of all funds raised go toward research and related programming. Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer. Although progress has been made in treating multiple myeloma, the five-year survival rate remains one of the lowest of all cancers.

Why Run for our Team?
Our teams raise money and awareness for cancer research. Many members of our teams have a direct connection to multiple myeloma. Others join us to support a great organization that is transforming the way that medical research and drug development are being conducted. All team members are proud to support an organization that is using their money responsibly and is one of the nations' highest rated charities by 'watch dogs' like Charity Navigator, which rates the MMRF in the top 1% of all charities it monitors.

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