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Please support me - for Jill and for all of us

Friends -

Once again this year, my college roommates and I will be participating in the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team for Cures 5K. Please consider supporting us! We are celebrating 25+ years of friendship and are doing this for one of our own, Jill Weisman Pflaum, who is a mom of 4 living with Multiple Myeloma and benefiting every day from MMRF's research and life-extending breakthroughs. Our goal is to raise $100,000 by April 5 - we work best under pressure! Our team name is '410 For Jill' - named in honor of the beloved (and, in retrospect, truly horrifying) house we shared during college at 410 Dryden Road in Ithaca.

The amazing work done by MMRF benefits not only Multiple Myeloma patients but extends to multiple areas of medicine. Their model is to up-end the way data collection, data sharing and core research have historically been done, and the results are real - there have been TEN new drugs for multiple myeloma approved by FDA in the time it would typically take for one. And I am confident that every dollar is well spent - MMRF directs 90% of total budget to research, and has received an “A+” rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. 

I hope you will consider supporting us in this important cause. 

THANK YOU, on behalf of all of us, and for Jill.

Kim, and the Women of 410