Korey Shorb's Fundraising Page
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Goal: $3,000

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I am running the New York City Marathon on November 4, 2012 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) PowerTeam and I need your help.

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. 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.

I enjoy running very much and have always said I would like to run for a charity. I was skeptical about doing it because it's very awkward asking people for money. I was told to just be honest and I shouldn't have a problem raising the money. I have the opportunity to run in one of the world's biggest and most exciting marathons.....and for a good cause. I am VERY excited about the marathon and raising the money. Originally this was my "In" to the marathon because this marathon is so hard to get into. However, now that I have been doing some research and fundraising for multiple myeloma, I am able to put faces behind it. And come to find out, I know several people who have it or have had it. Hearing about their battle with this is very humbling and brings a lot of things into perspective. I always get overwhelmed with life and my little problems until I meet someone who actually has real problems.....someone fighting for their life. I was told a long time ago that if I was in a room with a group of people and we were all to put our problems down on a piece of paper and then throw them in the middle of the room.....I would be fighting for my problems back. Today I know that to be true. I will be running this marathon in honor of Amy White who grew up with my brothers and lived right down the street from us. And also Bob Viti who is a teacher in Thurmont and a soccer coach. You can read his testimony and about his battle with multiple myeloma on his web page, "Team Viti".

Takers eat well, but givers sleep well.

Please support my participation in the New York City Marathon benefiting the MMRF! Your donation can help make the difference! I have made a commitment to raise at least $3000. I need your help to get there. Please help as you can. Anything is better than nothing. It all adds up!


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Contributor Amount Comment
David Kalins $50.00 "You're a beast Korey. I'm so proud of the man you've become."
Christi Fleagle $25.00 "Korey, I was surprised to see you chose this as your charity. Not many people are aware of it. It runs on my Mothers side. Thank you for your support in this cause and best wishes!"
Genn Harne $20.00 "Get it Korey! You have came a long way friend! I'm proud of who you have become! Good luck! I know you will do great!"
Amy White $25.00 "Hey Korey, not sure if you know this, but I was diagnosed with Mutiple Myeloma last year. I am doing great now, after a stem cell transplant and chemo (for the rest of my life)! I am more than happy to contribute to your cause, and just wish I could give more. You are doing an amazing thing, and please, keep up the good work. Thanks so much!! "
John Cahaney $25.00 "Wow what a different person you've become, you are the program in action my friend! I'm really grateful for people like you who want to make a difference. My mom is a cancer survivor...thanks..."
Melanie Briggs $50.00 "Doing the next right thing!"
Paul & Ginger Wolford $25.00 "You are an inspiration to EVERYONE!!!! "
Morgan's American Grill $150.00 "Yours in support-Scott"
Susan Schalon $50.00 "Run Korey run!"
Anonymous $300.00 "hey Korey...I read the letter you have up on your page and its very well written! Reading it really puts things into perspective! its awesome that your doing this race! Even cooler that your doing it to raise money for this good cause! My biggest prayer is that this money goes to helping a lot of people and that you shall grow from this experience! I just wanna give back what was so freely given to me! God bless you and everyone involved!!"
Barb Lowrie $25.00 "Good luck, Korey! Can't wait to read how you do:)"
Stacey Crouch-Law $25.00 "Hi Korey, Good Luck!!4430"
Carol Rigby $50.00 "Good luck, Korey. Hope you have a great race!"
Michael Gentel $250.00 "Korey way to stay strong good luck running."
Sabrina Massett $15.00 "Go Korey. Hurricane Sandy has nothing on you!"
Debra Bruno $100.00 "Korey, Pat and I are so proud of you!!! Thanks for sharing. Get the 50 sticker!!!"
Becky Young $50.00 "So proud of you Korey Shorb--- I wanna grow up to be just like you!!! Becky XOXO"

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