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Hi Family and Friends,
In February of 2019 I was diagnosed with smoldering multiple myeloma, SMM.
Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are white blood cells that make antibodies. In medical terms, these antibodies are complex proteins called "immunoglobulins." They fight foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses.
Myeloma cells, unlike healthy plasma cells, cannot make functioning antibodies. Instead, they make an abnormal immunoglobulin known as "monoclonal protein." This results in a reduced ability to fight infection. Myeloma grows within the bone marrow. The presence of immunoglobulins may also cause other problems within the bone marrow and/or outside the bone marrow.
I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the Annual Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk. Please help support me in this important project by contributing generously. For information about Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk, you can visit http://give.myeloma.org/milesformyeloma20.
It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause by making your tax-deductible donation online using the link below. If you would prefer, you can send your contribution to the address listed below.
Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
To make a donation online, visit my personal page.
To send a donation, mail to:
3584 Ridge Rd
Make all checks payable to: International Myeloma Foundation
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