MMRF Team: Big Sur International Marathon
Join the MMRF Team at the 2012 Big Sur International Marathon. Enjoy an unparalleled race destination weekend. Run or walk along the "Edge of the Western World", and treat yourself to one of the most beautiful courses in America. A gently rolling fast course that winds through historic downtown Monterey, along Cannery Row, and proceeds along Pacific Grove's coastline, with incredible views of the Monterey Bay. Be sure to take some time to enjoy the many pleasures of the world-renowned Monterey Peninsula.
The MMRF will be with you every step of the way, from the moment you sign up, to the incredible moment you cross the finish line. Running on our team promises to be one of the most empowering and inspiring experiences of your life.
MMRF athletes who pledge to raise a minimum of $1500 for the MMRF will qualify for a spot on the MMRF Marathon and Half Marathon team. Team members receive free virtual training and other training support to get you ready for race day. Free fundraising tools, including a personalized online fundraising page, downloadable marketing materials, and full time fundraising support are provided to help you reach your fundraising goals. Weekly newsletters which provide important team news, training and fundraising tips and lots of inspiration help our runners get to the starting line meeting all of their goals, fundraising, training and personal. Team members also receive race-day team jerseys, marathon 'support team' t-shirts, and other runner amenities.
In order to ensure that 90% of all funds raised go back to fund myeloma research, each MMRF athlete will be responsible for costs such as marathon registration, transportation and hotel accommodations.
About the MMRF and Multiple Myeloma
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (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. The MMRF is the world's largest private funder of myeloma research. An outstanding 90% of all funds raised go toward research and related programming. Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer. Although progress has been made in treating multiple myeloma, the five-year survival rate remains one of the lowest of all cancers.
Why Run for our Team?
Our teams raise money and awareness for cancer research. Many members of our teams have a direct connection to multiple myeloma. Others join us to support a great organization that is transforming the way that medical research and drug development are being conducted. All team members are proud to support an organization that is using their money responsibly and is one of the nations' highest rated charities by 'watch dogs' like Charity Navigator, which rates the MMRF in the top 1% of all charities it monitors.
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