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I am running up the Empire State Building because I have my health and I'm thankful for that. Others aren't so lucky, yo. This event is the ultimate NYC challenge and an event that interested athletes find almost impossible to get an entry for.

The race starts in the lobby of the most famous building in New York City. When the gun goes off, a wave of 100 MMRF athletes will race up 86 flights of stairs for the NYRR Empire State Building Run-Up Powered by the MMRF. A quick (?) 1,576 steps will take me from the ground floor to the final lap around the Observation Deck that looms nearly a quarter mile above 5th Avenue.

One person can reach out to hundreds of their friends, family members and co-workers to ask for support in raising thousands of dollars to help fund important research in multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. The MMRF supports research that is extending lives, getting patients to trials 60% faster than the industry average, and working toward a cure. One person can take something that they love - running, cycling, swimming - and use that passion to do something very powerful.

These fundraising campaigns work because of the power of many. Many people contribute whatever they can. Before long, many smaller donations combine to help our team members achieve their fundraising goals. Together, many athletes can unite to reach the team fundraising goal and make a huge impact.

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 people with multiple myeloma 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, 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.

Please support my participation in the Empire State Building Run Up benefiting the MMRF! Your donation can help make the difference! I have made a commitment to raise at least $2500. I need your help to get there. Please help as you can. It all adds up!

Thank You!
Total Donations Collected:$3,437.00
Goal: $2,500
$0 137% $2,500
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Contributor Amount Comment
Becky Hale $25.00 "You can do eeeeeet!"
Dean Browell Hidden "Insert inspirational quote here about walking up the sides of buildings, or overcoming adversity. Or Spider-Man or something."
Lance Haun $31.52 "That's 2 cents a step. You owe me a refund for any steps you don't complete. Okay, pep talk over."
Angela Marquez $25.00 "Brave, brave girl......best of luck!"
Dan McCarron $25.00 "GO LAURIE. UP! UP! UP!"
Joyce Ruettimann $50.00 "Good luck - contribution is from Janice and Joyce, sure sounds like a lot of steps"
Dan Ruettimann $50.00 "You better run."
George LaRocque $200.00 "You get to eat 86 enchiladas, one for every flight of stairs, when you finish the race. I suggest Rosa's Mexicana in Manhattan. You won't have far to hobble over and replace whatever calories you burn doing this crazy thing you are doing."
Miriam Salpeter $25.00 "Run, Laurie, run!"
Sara Headworth $20.00 "Go Scrubby Go!! ( Oh, good luck to you too Laurie ;) ) Love from Sara and Andy XX"
Celeste Lindell Hidden "Woohoo! You can do it!"
Howard Tarnoff $25.00 "Up you go girl"
Patrick Erwin $15.00 "Go Laurie go! "
Anonymous Hidden "You are such an inspiration!"
Erica Moss $20.00 "The Empire State Building won't know what hit it. You go, girl!"
Cindy Janovitz $25.00 "So happy to support you, lady! You got this, giiiirl."
Meg Bear $50.00 "Go Laurie!"
Matt Jones $33.33 "Don't trip, I heard the stairs are not forgiving. Best wishes for a successful race!"
Kurt Ronn $50.00 "I've never asked for free advice, but I do support those that ask. Tweet from the top!"
Bill Boorman $10.00 "Go Laurie, (and Scrubby!) See you in London"
Sharlyn Lauby $50.00 "Cheers to you! and a great cause."
Eric Winegardner $157.60 "I did this so you could count the stairs in ten cent increments. It could be torture, I know...especially if you forget at say $89.90... ;-.) Just when I thought it was IMPOSSIBLE for you to get more AWESOME, you do something batshit crazy like this. Good Luck!"
Lars Schmidt $25.00 "Good luck Laurie!"
Simon Jones $20.00 "Good luck Laurie!"
Brian McDonald $30.00 "I know you'll make it to the top! #empirestrikesblond"
Stephanie Addink $10.00 "Go Laurie!! :) "
Tracy Whitmore Hidden "Love your thoughts on HR, love your thoughts on politics, and love to exercise.. so have fun!!"
Anonymous Hidden "Go Laurie! Work that inseam, girl x"
Lori Peters $50.00 "you're an inspiration to short blondes everywhere! ;) "

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