MMRF PowerTeam: 2013 Ironman Lake Placid CHARITY ENTRIES
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR ATHLETES WHO ARE REGISTERED FOR 2013 IRONMAN LAKE PLACID AND HAVE THEIR OWN BIB. GENERAL REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED.
The MMRF is thrilled to be a featured charity at IRONMAN Lake Placid. the second oldest IRONMAN in North America. This mid-summer event takes place in the beautiful Olympic village of Lake Placid, New York. Less than 3,000 people are permanent residents of Lake Placid however, during race week more than 20,000 converge on this picturesque town. This high demand race attracts athletes from all over the world who compete for 50 coveted slots to the 2013 Ironman World Championship held in Kona, Hawaii in mid-October.
The MMRF invites you to help us raise awareness and funds for multiple myeloma research by taking part in this amazing event. We will be with you every step of the way, from the moment you sign up to the incredible moment that you cross the finish line. Participating on our team promises to be one of the most empowering and inspiring experiences of your life.
Team members who join the team with their own entry are encouraged to raise as much as they can to help us fund our mission: to accelerate treatments and find a cure for multiple myeloma. Each athlete will be provided with a personal donation page, tips and sample emails and access to full time fundraising support should they need it.
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 transportation and hotel accommodations.
About the MMRF and Multiple Myeloma
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to relentlessly pursuing 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 is budgeted for cancer 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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