This weekend, my mom is participating in a fundraiser to raise money to fight Multiple Myeloma, the cancer that my dad was diagnosed with last year. Please help her meet her fundraising goal by donating some money to a very worthy cause. The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation has a four star rating with Charity Navigator, and they fund research, like the experimental therapy my dad is now receiving.
Established in 1998, The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is dedicated to accelerating the search for a cure for multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cell, is an incurable but treatable disease. As the world's number-one private funder of myeloma specific research, the MMRF has raised more than $60 million to fund 51 laboratories worldwide. Our tremendous investment has already resulted in significant advances in the field of myeloma, including pivotal research that contributed to the recent approval of Velcade, the first myeloma drug in more than a decade. Currently, the MMRF is funding 20 new therapies now in Phase I, II, and III clinical trials - such as Revlimid - that have shown promise in treating myeloma patients at all stages of disease.