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Running In Memory of Wally
Wally with me and my mom before Boston 2011.
I will be running the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in memory of my Step-Dad, Walter Shyska, and raising money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) PowerTeam.

Wally was an amazing man and a very dedicated runner. He ran Boston in 2011 even as he battled multiple myeloma, he was and always will be an inspiration to me. I can think of no other way better to honor him than to run.

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.

Since its inception in 1998, the MMRF has raised more than $225 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 six new drugs for multiple myeloma in less then a decade - 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.

As exceptional stewards of its donors’ investments, the MMRF consistently surpasses its peers in fiscal responsibility and an outstanding 90% of total budget go directly towards research and related programming. The MMRF is consistently recognized in the top 1% of all charities reviewed by evaluators like Charity Navigator

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

Thank You,

Total Donations Collected:$1,126.00
Goal: $1,000
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Contributor Amount Comment
Alison Black $26.20 "Go Britt go! Look for me at the 10K clock. I am happy to honor Walter with this donation. :)"
Norm Fracassa $25.00 "Britt- We are happy to partner with you in finding a cure. Thanks for asking us to help! -Norm and Amy"

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