San Francisco

San Francisco

Team Susie

Dear Family and Friends,

On Sunday, April 6, 2014. Robert and I will be participating in the MMRF Race for Research: San Francisco5K Walk/Run.  The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is a leading cancer-research foundation that has helped to double survival rates for multiple myeloma patients since its inception.  Together with its partners in the pharmaceutical industry and at academic centers, the MMRF has contributed to the development of six new treatments in the last decade, several of which may be effective in treating other cancers.  The MMRF continues to build innovative collaborative models that will accelerate the development of new and better treatments for multiple myeloma and all cancer patients, and lead to cures.

Robert and I have committed to raise funds for research through our participation in this event.  For a fourth year, Robert will be sponsoring TEAM SUSIE in support of this organization. Thanks to these research dollars, drugs have been developed quickly and have personally helped Susie survive almost three and a half years in her battle with this rare blood cancer.  The MMRF has helped fund research on and streamline to approval at least three of the drugs Susie has benefited from.  Susie is now in a clinical trial at UCSF with Dr. Tom Martin, and his and Dr. Wolf’s comprehensive cancer center at UCSF just received the MMRF Innovator Award for efforts to move forward with the exact drug that Susie is currently taking!

You can help us reach our fundraising goal in several ways:

  1. You can cheer us on financially by making a secure, tax-deductible, online donation in support of our efforts if you are unable to join us at the event (by clicking on the DONATE button on this page), or
  2. You can provide us with personal checks made out to "The MMRF" that we will deliver on race day, or
  3. You can make a donation and join us at the actual Walk/Run event on April 6 (by clicking on the JOIN MY TEAM button on this page). We'd love to see you!

To learn more about the MMRF Race for Research 5K Walk/Run: San Francisco, please visit here:

We hope that you will support our efforts for this leading cancer research organization. We thank you in advance for your generosity.  Every little bit helps as we work to reach the ultimate finish line:  a cure.


Robert Robson and Susie Castillo-Robson

Team Susie - Join Team Raised
Robert Robson $4,935.70
Harumi (Quinones) Austria $55.00
Martin Austria $30.00
Corey Casilio $100.00
Susie Castillo-Robson $0.00
Helen Cullie $230.00
Bud Foster $30.00
June Foster $30.00
Carol Glaser $30.00
John Glaser $270.00
Helen Klein $160.00
Bill Knickerbocker $30.00
Charles Scronce $670.00
David Shapiro $30.00
Sharon Wheatley $30.00
Team Gifts $19,665.00
Denotes a Team Captain