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2/8/2018 General
Register for the MMRF 5k!

Norwalk, Conn., January 22, 2018 — The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation is hosting a 5k Walk/Run on Saturday March 10 in Dania Beach, Florida.  Honorary race co-chairs, Dr. Melissa Alsina of Moffitt Cancer Center and Dr. Alderuccio of The University of Miami, will be speaking on race day.


MMRF 5K Walk/Run Program

This program is held across 13 cities to raise awareness and funds for myeloma research and hosts 22,000 participants annually. Patients, patient family members, caregivers, friends, community leaders, healthcare professionals and researchers will all come together to raise awareness and funds at this family friendly event.


The MMRF is pleased to present Team Moose says Move Over Myeloma with 2018 Spirit of Hope Award. The team participates and fundraises to honor the memory of the team captain’s father, Larry Caluffetti, who lost his battle to multiple myeloma in 2015. The team has participated in several MMRF 5K’s around the country and this will be their fourth year participating.

The MMRF is grateful for our longtime national supporters Kathy and Dr. Bruce Elsey of Dr. Elsey’s Products and our national pharmaceutical partners, Takeda Oncology, Janssen Oncology and Amgen. With all of the progress we continue to make, there has never been a better time to support the MMRF.


To learn more and register, visit www.themmrf.org/southflorida .



About Multiple Myeloma


Multiple myeloma (MM) is a cancer of the plasma cell. It is the second most common blood cancer. An estimated 30,300 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with MM in 2017 and an estimated 12,000 people are predicted to die from the disease. The five-year survival rate for MM is approximately 47%, versus 31% in 1999.

About the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to find a cure for multiple myeloma by relentlessly pursuing innovation that accelerates the development of next-generation treatments to extend the lives of patients. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF is a world-recognized leader in cancer research. Together with its partners, the MMRF has created the only end-to-end solution in precision medicine and the single largest genomic dataset in all cancers.  The MMRF continues to disrupt the industry today, as a pioneer and leader at the helm of new research efforts.  Since its inception, the organization has raised over $400 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs.
To learn more, visit www.themmrf.org



Anne Quinn Young

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications