MMRF Endurance Team: 2014 TCS New York City Marathon
Join the MMRF Endurance Team at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon. The TCS New York City Marathon is perhaps the world's most exciting and favorite marathon, drawing more than 120,000 applicants for 45,000 spots. Your running tour of the five boroughs on New York City starts with the breathtaking run over the Verrazano Bridge and finishes at the world's most famous finish line in front of Tavern on the Green in Central Park. The MMRF is an official charity partner of the TCS New York City Marathon. Be a part of this big, exciting MMRF Marathon team! If you would also like to join with us for the NYC Half Marathon in March, you can combine your fundraising goals and receive special incentives and amenities. Contact us to learn more.
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 may prove to be one of the most empowering and inspiring experiences of your life.
Two levels of participation:
All Star Team:
MMRF athletes who pledge to raise a minimum of $3000 for the MMRF will qualify for a spot on the All Star Team. All Star team members receive guaranteed entry to the NYC Marathon, a personalized fundraising page, downloadable marketing and promotional materials, fundraising strategies, tips and sample emails/letters, free online marathon training programs for runners of all levels, race day apparel, and support team" t-shirts and signage for your cheering squad.
Runners who pledge to raise a minimum of $4000 for the MMRF qualify to be our MVP Team Members. MVP Team members receive all of the amenities described above, as well as transportation to the NYC Marathon starting line on a special MMRF team bus, access to the MMRF VIP Charity tent at the starting area, fundraising incentives and more.
In order to ensure that nearly 90% of the MMRF budget goes 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 non-profits by charity evaluators like Charity Navigator, which rates the MMRF in the top 1% of all charities it monitors.
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