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Running To Make A Difference: Taking on the Chicago Marathon and Fighting Myeloma!
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Greetings Friends and Family,

I am running the Chicago Marathon in October 2014 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) PowerTeam.

The work ahead of me? Race 26.2 miles and raise at least $1,000 for the MMRF. Training for this event is a serious challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by patients with multiple myeloma.

The Purpose: To run for my aunt Angie and to help fund research that is extending the lives of patients and getting us closer to a cure!

Multiple myeloma is, at this time, 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 research that accelerates the development of next generation treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure.

The MMRF is the world's leading private funder of myeloma research. Their work has contributed to FDA approval of six new cancer drugs in less than a decade – a track record that's unparalleled in the world of oncology.

The MMRF is one of the most highly regarded cancer foundations in the world. An outstanding 90% of the total MMRF budget goes directly towards research and related programming. The MMRF is consistently recognized in the top 1% of all charities reviewed by evaluators like Charity Navigator.

The Goal: Raise $1,000 for the MMRF!

Please support my participation in the Chicago Marathon benefiting the MMRF! I have made a commitment to raise at least $1,000, and I need your help to get there. Please contribute whatever you can. It all adds up!

Please take this opportunity to give back and support this game-changing cancer organization.

Thanks!


Chris

Total Donations Collected:$1,175.00
Goal: $1,000
$0 118% $1,000
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COMPANY MATCHING SEARCH ENGINE
Contributor Amount Comment
Laura Presberry $100.00 "Chris - This is a wonderful thing that you're doing! Wish I was young enough to even think about doing the full marathon with you! But you'll make us all proud. Love, Aunt Laura"
Crystle and Dan O'Donnell $20.00 "Good luck Chris! We love you Crystle, Dan, Danny and Brayden"
James & Saundra Essex $25.00 "GO CHRIS!!! We support the fight to cure any cancer. It has touched our family too. Good luck"
Michelle&Eric Bertrand&Wallner $50.00 "Way to go Chris! Great thing for you and Anj and MMRF. Thanks!"
Annette Bertrand $50.00 "Chris! Your first full marathon! What a great goal to set! Your inspiration, as is mine, is Angie, and finding a cure. I am so proud of you...Love, Mom"
Janette Bertrand $10.00 "You can do it! At. Janette"
Elizabeth Conley $100.00 "Hey Chris, My beloved grandmother, Gay Banister, died of multiple myeloma in 1977. Thanks for running. love to you and Colleen, Libby"
Jeffrey O'Donnell $100.00 "Good luck with your marathon. We wish you the best, Love, Uncle Jeff, Kelly & Jax"
George J Schick Sr $50.00 "Chris! run fast!"
Brad Dyer $100.00 "From you friends at DOD Technologies. Go Chris!!"
Mary Sue Benigni $100.00 "Go Chris!"
James Warda $25.00 "Go get 'em, Chris! Such a worthy cause...."

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