San Francisco

San Francisco

Team Vicky

For those who are planning on running or walking the 2016 MMRF Race for Research 5K Saturday, April 2 on the San Francisco Marina Green starting at 1:00, let's meet around 12:30 on the Marina Green in the general area of the starting line.  See you there with our running shoes on!



Three years ago, Vicky Doll-Polanco, runner, mother, and teacher, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. This year, we will be participating in the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Race for Research 5K Walk/Run for our third year.  The last two years' runs and fundraising have been a huge success (See Team Vicky 2014 photo - Team Vicky 2015 photo to be uploaded soon!)  This year we are back and have committed to raising awareness and funds to accelerate finding a cure for multiple myeloma, which is the second most common blood cancer and is at this time incurable.   Your generosity truly makes a difference, as funds raised at this event have helped to:

  • Double patient survival
  • Deliver six new treatments in less than a decade
  • Bring 24 new treatments into clinical trials

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 $240 million since its inception and directs 90% of total budget to research and related programming.   As a result, the MMRF has been awarded Charity Navigator’s coveted four-star rating for eleven consecutive years, the highest designation for outstanding fiscal responsibility and exceptional efficiency.

Please support our participation in the MMRF Race for Research 5K Walk/Run.  Your donation will have a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands of patients and their families!

Thank you!

Team Vicky - Join Team Raised
Personal Gift Greg Gruszynski $130.00
Personal Gift Andrew Aldrich $30.00
Personal Gift Sarah Carp $80.00
Personal Gift Cassandra Coe $50.00
Personal Gift Bill Daley $150.00
Personal Gift Doreen Deicke $130.00
Evelin Deicke-Wood $15.00
Victoria Doll-Polanco $150.00
Personal Gift Gail Eigl $100.00
Personal Gift Stefanie Eldred $50.00
Personal Gift Charlie Ellis $30.00
Personal Gift Judy Gruszynski $530.00
Personal Gift Kathleen Harriman $60.00
Personal Gift Debby Harris $60.00
Francisco Hernandez $30.00
Camilo Hernandez-Carp $5.00
Elias Hernandez-Carp $15.00
Inez Hernandez-Carp $15.00
Personal Gift Allison Matamoros $30.00
Eva Polanco Gruszynski $15.00
Marco Polanco Gruszynski $15.00
Mateo Polanco-Gruszynski $15.00
Karen Shea-Daley $30.00
Personal Gift Julie Sinai $600.00
Personal Gift Jeffrey Steeno $30.00
Personal Gift Sarah Twiest $50.00
Matthew Wood $30.00
Team Gifts $4,216.00
Denotes a Team Captain