2013 Quintiles Marathon & Half Marathon at Wrightsville Beach Powered by the MMRF
Join the MMRF PowerTeam at the Quintiles Marathon and Half Marathon at Wrightsville Beach. This beautiful course at the popular destination island of Wrightsville Beach, NC provides a course with scenic coastal views and a runner friendly course. Participate in one of these races and you will be helping the MMRF two ways: You will be supporting the MMRF Endurance Events Program by fundraising via our program, and in addition, since the MMRF is the one of two benefitting charities, we will receive a large portion of the event’s proceeds! This event sells out, so sign up early and join the fun and beauty of this great new event that supports the MMRF!
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 join the Quintiles Marathon and Half Marathon MMRF PowerTeam pledge to raise a minimum of $1500 for the MMRF. 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. Team 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 nearly 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
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.
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 percent of the MMRF’s budget is dedicated to support research and related programming.
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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