MIRACLES HAPPEN WHEN PIGS FLY!
And they will in Cincinnati, Ohio during the Flying Pig Marathon on May 2 & 3, 2020. Our daughters, Ellen and Teresa started this fundraiser 9 years ago. It has expanded to include our children, grandchildren, extended family, multiple myeloma patients, caregivers, and friends. Multiple myeloma is cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell in the bone marrow. Myeloma affects the cycle of bone building and breakdown, causing too much bone destruction and overproduction of calcium in the blood. Myeloma can also damage the kidneys, reduce immune response, and disrupts the production of blood cells in the bone marrow.
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The international Myeloma Foundation has been an important part of our battle with this disease: providing education, research dollars, guidelines, support for patients and families; and the Black Swan Research Initive ® which is a major push to cure this disease. The IMF provides support for our Cincy Myeloma Support Group. Patients and caregivers benefit from speakers, education, and mutual support.
This year, we will have participants in the Saturday events: 5K, 10K and the 26th mile run for children; we will also be cheering the half marathoners on Sunday. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Consider participating in one of the events. DONATE TO THIS IMPORTANT CAUSE! We will be walking/running the 5K and 10K and cheering the little ones in the 26th mile run on Saturday. We will also attend the marathon on Sunday to root for our runners. We encourage your donation to the IMF which is a 4-Star Charity Navigator organization.
Register to participate in Flying Pig events:
Access code for discount: IMFFP20
This gives you 30% discount on registration fees. At the least, please donate this amount to the IMF Flying Pig Fundraiser on the IMF website.
If you cannot participate in the event, but would like to show your support, please consider making an online donation by clicking the blue Donate button above.
To donate by check, please make check out to International Myeloma Foundation. Please notate in the Memo/For Line: Flying Pig 2020
International Myeloma Foundation
Attn: Suzanne Battaglia
12650 Riverside Drive
Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607
All proceeds to benefit the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!