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Join Me! The MMRF is curing cancer NOW. But we need your help.

Friends - 

Many of you know that my dear friend and college roommate Jill Weisman Pflaum  was diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer called Multiple Myeloma just 3 months after giving birth to her 4th child.

That was 5 years ago and thanks to the incredible work of the MMRF (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation) we are fortunate for the opportunity to once again raise both awareness and fundraising for the MMRF to support our friend.

The MMRF has changed the way cancer research is done and is doing it at an unprecedented speed - emphasizing data, collaboration and new approaches. Just look at what they have accomplished:

  • In the last 4 months the FDA has approved 3 new drugs-this is record-breaking success!
  • MMRF brings treatments to trial 60% faster than the industry average.
  • In the last decade MMRF has delivered 10 new treatments.
  • MMRF has launched over 60 new clinical trials.
  • Through research FDA drug approvals MMRF has tripled patient survival.

On April 2nd, my college roommates will participate in a fundraising race in San Francisco with the goal of raising $100k. Our team "410 for Jill" will be recognized with the MMRF Spirit of Hope award for which we are incredibly honored - all the more pressure to reach our goal.

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

Thank you so much for your support.




The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, soon after Kathy's diagnosis with multiple myeloma. The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure.

As the world's number-one private funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has raised over $300 million since its inception and directs 90% of total budget to research and related programming. The MMRF has received a “Best in America” Seal of Excellence from the Independent Charities of America, and an “A+” rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. The MMRF has been recognized by Philanthropedia as one of 16 expert-identified, high-impact nonprofits in the field of cancer. We are also in compliance with all of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability. Rated 1 of 2 highly rated cancer organizations from Consumer Reports.


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Find out if your employer offers this benefit! Visit the MMRF Matching Gifts website ( or ask your Human Resources Department!