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This will be my 5th racing season running as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) PowerTeam. I have been encouraged and inspired by so many as we have raised over $50,000 to date. Unfortunately we need to do more. So this year I have decided to do just that. On August 11th I will embark on a new journey, attempting to run nearly 6 marathons, non-stop. A total of 150 miles in less than 2 days.

Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer. Although progress has been made in treating multiple myeloma, the five-year relative survival rate remains one of the lowest of all cancers. I will be running many races this year ranging from marathons to distances of over 100 miles all in support of the MMRF. You can follow these running journeys at www.justamiletogo.blogspot.com where all of our efforts are for a cause.

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.

Since its inception in 1998, the MMRF has raised more than $150 million, making it the world's leading private funder of myeloma research to deliver new treatments to patients faster. The work of the MMRF contributed to the FDA approval of four drugs for multiple myeloma in just four years – a track record unparalleled in oncology. Due to their success in myeloma, these same drugs are now being explored as potential treatments for more than 30 other cancers.

Led by Founder and CEO Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient and Harvard MBA Kathy Giusti, the MMRF is one of the most highly regarded cancer foundations in the world, well known for its innovative and results-oriented business model approach to funding cancer research.

Your donation can help make the difference! Please help as you can. It all adds up!

Thank You,

Total Donations Collected:$36,081.00
Goal: $30,000
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Contributor Amount Comment
Elizabeth Lawler $25.00 "Eric, I am amazed by what you are doing. 6 consecutive marathons?! WOW. I have a close friend recently diagnosed and undergoing treatment. I wish I could give more, but I am very tight right now financially. I hope your efforts help find a cure. -Beth "
Meyer Assoulin $500.00 "Eric, Keep up the wonderful job you have been doing on behalf of this important cause. Good Luck, Meyer Assoulin"
Jedd Nero $100.00 "Keep up the good work. Good luck!"
Suzan Zeolla $50.00 "Great cause Eric! My best wishes to Anita and good luck in the marathon. "
Ken Meyerson $150.00 "Good luck dude. You are out of your mind, but good luck...."
Renee and Dan Seidman $500.00 "Dear Eric: With love, admiration and respect you have our support. Love Aunt Renee and Dan"
Gerald Prager $100.00 "Eric Good luck and this is a great effort for a terrific cause Gerry"
David Hollander $100.00 "Eric-I am in awe that you can do this and for a great cause! Best of luck."
Elysa Jacobs $50.00 "Good luck Eric! Sending you positive thoughts for every mile!"
Julie McGlynn Hidden "Thank you for the energy, time, and heart that you've committed to the fight against cancer, Eric. I'm lucky that my Dad is still fighting the good fight and look forward to the day that cancer is a diagnosis that no one has to fear. May your journey be beautiful. Love you!"
Laurence Briody $155.00 "Lunatic!"
Sharon Spielman $36.00 "Eric - Chai for luck for you and for finding a cure very soon to help our friend Anita and my friend Shelly Silverman, both wonderful people who deserve to come out of the fight healthy."
gregory tosko $500.00 "Good luck EG. Love, Donna and Greg"
Gene Spiegelman Hidden "Go Forrest!!"
Abby Redmond $25.00 "Congrats Eric- you are an inspiration!! "
Linda Lindman $200.00 "You are truly a hero. My thoughts and energy will be with you, as will the thoughts and energy of all those you help with your unbelievable effort and devotion"
Susan Smith $100.00 "Eric -- What an amazing impact and voice you are for Multiple Myeloma. You should be proud -- I know I am! What a difference you are making. Good luck! Susan"
anita & alan sorrell $180.00 "Eric our friend, We are so overwhelmed with the strength and determination you have shown over the last years in your quest to help those in need of new research and new weapons to battle cancer. Not only have you shown your children the mitzvah of giving, but you have shown all of us that we can do more on our part. We will see you at the finish line!!!!!!! Anita & Alan "
judy & joel Duberstein $50.00 "Rooting for you. See you at the finish!!!!!!"
Lisa & Victor Gittleman $50.00 "congratulations on this most worthwhile achievement. Love Lisa & Vic"
Taryn Peppo $150.00 "Best of luck. Love you T"
Matthew Chmielecki $100.00 "I'll be right there by your side brother."
Howard Fiddle $500.00 "Best of luck pushing the envelope for a great cause. "
Bernard and Mary Ann Holand and Sean Moran $100.00 "Good Luck Eric!!!!! What a great thing you are doing for such a wonderful cause! Bernie and Mary Ann Holand and Sean Moran"
Dave Wong $50.00 "Good luck Eric. An amazing feat."
May Kendzior $100.00 "Eric, Good Luck!"
Bruce Goda $100.00 "The mellow mannerisms proves a sheer cover for the raving lunatic that is Eric Gelber. We are touched and moved by the magnatude of the goal you have set for yourself. Good luck. I will be rooting for you over a beer."
sue nagler-cohen $100.00 "You are AMAZING - I can barely imagine staying awake for the length of time you are planning to run. MMRF is so lucky to have committed supporters like you. You are an inspiration to us all."
Marge Ascari $25.00 "Hey Eric, Sorry it took me so long to send in a donation. I've had so many friends running for charity that I was kind of maxed out, but you have so much passion for your cause. I'm so impressed by your dedication to the MMRF that I had to do something. Good luck next week Eric. My heart will definitely be there with you :-) Marge"
Brigid (Gitsy) Palmer $25.00 "Best of luck, Eric."
colleen talay $100.00 "Good Luck Eric!!"
Jane Hoffmann $100.00 "Good luck Eric! You are a true inspiration. The MMRF is lucky to have you on our side."
Connie Gordon $50.00 "Eric - your selfless work for such a worthy cause is inspiring and truly admirable. I am please to know you and your wonderful family."
Nancy Cruise $50.00 "Thank you for your efforts. God Bless you!"
Matthew Krell $50.00 "You're a beast!!"
Michael Kadosh $100.00 "GOOD LUCK!!"
Linda Gross $50.00 "Great Cause! Wishing you a safe and easy race."
Michael Dreyer $50.00 "Inspirational Eric! My wife, Jeanie, and I thank you for bringing awareness about MM and supporting the MMRF!"
Tommy & Anna Schwarz $50.00 "I am really proud of your commitment to this cause by way of such an amazing feat that you will undertake. We are all with you in reaching the finish line!! Tommy & Anna"
Gary Spindler $250.00 "You are setting the bar very high. Good luck."
Mark Odenheimer $50.00 "Aunt Renee's colleague Amazing!!! Congratulations"
Lindsay Goldman $50.00 "So inspiring! "
Jeffrey & Nicole Gelbsman $250.00 "We are so proud of you. Keep on runnin' forest. All our Love. Jeff & Nikki"
Anonymous Hidden "Awesome work, Eric. "
Gary Trock $250.00 "So Proud of you.... Amazing my friend... Been watchiong your progress for the past fews days... Unreal...."
Toby Greenfield $100.00 "Awe inspiring"
Richard Hodos $500.00 "Congratulations, Eric for your dedication to this worthwhile cause. Richard Hodos"
nancy carlo $25.00 "thank you! you are amazing!"
rosemary cooke Hidden "Congratulations on your remarkable accomplishment!"
Dave Wente $100.00 "Eric, what an unbelievable accomplishment for a great charity. As a single marathon runner, I can't even imagine what you went through - it is truly inspiring."
Timothy Dempsey $250.00 "Eric, Great job and truly inspirational! Tim & Ellen"
Alison Boyd-Savage $100.00 "You aimed high and did us proud Eric!"
alan & anita sorrell $180.00 "Eric our hero, Here's to a great November run and a fun time at the Gala!!! Love Anita & Alan"

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