Magical Miles for Myeloma
In September 2017, my family heard the one word that can change a life in an instant: Cancer. Multiple myeloma (MM) is a rare blood cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells, related to lymphoma and leukemia. Cancer brings on so many unknowns, so many fears, and so many questions. While my dad's journey with MM has changed us all in so many ways, the love and support we got from our family and friends was a constant.
Thanks to my dad’s amazing medical team and the research surrounding MM, my dad is LIVING life with MM, and not letting it change him. After months of chemotherapy leading up to his stem cell transplant, #theCanswerMan is in maintenance. While there is no current cure for multiple myeloma, treatments have managed to slow down the spread of cancer cells enough for most patients to live a happy and healthy life.
This is where you can help! A cure for multiple myeloma is not out of the question. With the right funding and research, it is believed that a cure will be found!
In January 2020, I will be participating in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend which partners with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to fight blood cancers. I’ll be running a 10k and Half Marathon (19.3 miles) back-to-back in honor and support of all those people like my dad, who heard one word, and instantly had their life changed. The training and energy I will have to endure during my races will not come close in comparison to the fight that patients with MM go through every single day.
I’m asking for your support in raising funds and awareness for this rare and mysterious disease. ALL funds raised through my running will go directly to the International Myeloma Foundation as they work for this fight. “The International Myeloma Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of multiple myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure” through their four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy”
Join me! I’ll do the running, but I need your help! Every dollar counts and makes a huge difference to families like ours. My family is so blessed to be at this point in the battle against MM, but we won’t stop until there is a cure! Cancer changed our lives, but with your love and support, also made us realize that together, we are stronger than cancer!
Follow my dad’s journey at www.thecanswerman.com
Please consider donating to a cause so close to my heart.
If you would like to show your support, you may do so by clicking on the DONATE button above. Or you can send a check, payable to:
International Myeloma Foundation
Attn: Suzanne Battaglia
12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Please notate in the Memo/For Line: Walt Disney Marathon
Proceeds to benefit the International Myeloma Foundation