San Francisco

San Francisco

Ruth's Friends

As you know, our wonderful mother, Ruth Perkins, lost her battle with multiple myelomas this past November. In the 10 years since her diagnosis, we’ve seen incredible progress in the treatment and survival of myeloma patients.

To celebrate our Mom, to raise awareness of this disease, and to support the thousands of individuals and their families facing the same multiple myeloma diagnosis, our family and friends will be joining us in walking in the San Francisco Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Team for Cures: 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, April 2nd. Since 2001, the MMRF Team for Cures program has raised more than $21 million to support the MMRF’s urgent work.

To join us at the San Francisco MMRF Team for Cures: 5K Walk/Run or help us reach our goal through a secure online donation please us the links in this page.

We’re particularly impressed by the MMRF because they’ve found a way to break through the competitive medical research model. By pushing valuable data to the public domain and creating incentives for academia and industry to share their learnings (instead of safeguarding them until they are published), this collaborative philosophy speeds the development of more effective treatments for myeloma patients. For example, the MMRF has helped bring 6 new myeloma drugs to market in the 10 years since my mom’s diagnosis.

If you choose to donate, your money is in good hands. Nearly 90% of MMRF’s total budget goes directly to research and related programming. The MMRF has been awarded Charity Navigator’s four star rating for 11 consecutive years, is Charity Watch Top-Rated, and is a BBB accredited charity.

I hope that you will support our efforts and this wonderful organization. I thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

Tracy and Diana

Ruth's Friends - Join Team Raised
Bronze Winners Circle Personal Gift Diana Perkins $1,280.00
Aaron Bergstrom $30.00
Personal Gift Ilana Bergstrom $130.00
Personal Gift Russell Darling $30.00
Karen Dunn $0.00
Personal Gift Denise Elliott $130.00
Adeline Evans $0.00
Angela Evans $0.00
Ella Evans $0.00
Justin Evans $0.00
Jeffrey Grant $30.00
Zoe Grant $15.00
Personal Gift Mariya Hodge $30.00
Jeanne Kelley $0.00
Steven Lopez $0.00
Julia Lugos $15.00
Lauren Lugos $15.00
Personal Gift Pamela Lugos $30.00
Personal Gift Victoria Markman $30.00
Personal Gift Gretchen Meyer $100.00
Personal Gift Shannon Nguyen $50.00
Jill Obrien $30.00
Personal Gift Terasa Perkins $500.00
David Sabes $30.00
Mike Sabes $0.00
Personal Gift Myron Sabes $100.00
Naomi Sabes $15.00
Personal Gift Nicole Sabes $30.00
Personal Gift Rachel Sabes $206.00
Personal Gift Robin Sabes $280.00
Susan Sabes $0.00
Bronze Winners Circle Personal Gift Linda Sherry $1,745.00
Personal Gift Andrea Shipp $230.00
Michael Shipp $30.00
Personal Gift Ronald Sosnick $230.00
Team Gifts $3,674.00
Denotes a Team Captain