Coming Together as a Multiple Myeloma Community on June 4
The following post was written by Harvey Schwartz, MMORE Executive Director.
In 2005, 22-year-old Sarah Kaufmann-Fink was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM), a relatively rare blood cancer. Her aspiration to make a difference in the world by working in developing nations was suddenly disrupted by the awful news that her life expectancy may be 2 to 4 years.
- There is no cure for MM.
- MM has a high recurrence rate.
- The number of people diagnosed with MM continues to rise.
Sarah’s parents, Nancy Kaufmann and Steve Fink, along with friends and family, began a journey for the multiple myeloma community by initiating MMORE: Multiple Myeloma Opportunities for Research & Education. The goals are to raise money to support cutting-edge MM research, educate the public about this disease, and empower patients, families and research teams to accelerate discoveries.
There is something we all can do as a community to help foster MM research discoveries:
- Participate in the family-friendly, communitywide MoveMMORE 5K/1-Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, June 4, at Wolfe Park, 105 Park Drive in Columbus. Registration and check-in will open at 7:30 a.m.; the run/walk will start at 8:30 a.m.
- Visit www.mmore.org and click on the MoveMMORE 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk Columbus banner to register and create your fundraising page.
- Invite friends, family and co-workers to support your participation.
- Proceeds will go directly to MM research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
For more information, contact MMORE at 1-888-486-4240 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also donate directly to the MMORE for Multiple Myeloma Research Fund at the OSUCCC – James.