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Team Cheryl

Please join Team Cheryl on April 2nd for our 2016 Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team for Cures 5k Walk/Run along beautiful San Francisco Bay. Cheryl Hozid’s family and friends will be walking by her side in support of her courageous journey living with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable bone marrow cancer. 

Thanks to new medications and treatment options largely made possible through funds raised by the MMRF, Cheryl has been in remission for 1 1/2 years and is excited to be able to participate in the MMRF 5k for her 3rd year.  Just a few years ago Cheryl’s prognosis and treatment options would have been drastically different were it not for The MMRF, which has helped to: 

  • Nearly triple patient survival
  • Deliver 10 new drugs in less than 12 years
  • Launch over 60 new clinical trials

If you are unable to join the team, please consider supporting us with a donation to The MMRF.  Your donation will have a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands of patients and their families. The MMRF is bringing treatments to trial 60 percent faster than the industry standard and tripling life expectancy. History is being made as we raise funds to find a cure. Your generosity truly makes a difference!

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 earned Charity Navigator’s fourstar rating for 11 consecutive years and is 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. 

Thank You!

Team Cheryl

* Did you know you can double your impact in seconds?  Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Find out if your employer offers this benefit!  Visit the MMRF Matching Gifts website ( or ask your Human Resources Department!

Team Cheryl - Join Team Raised
Personal Gift Cheryl Hozid $325.00
Personal Gift David Fisk $100.00
Personal Gift Patricia Graham $230.00
Personal Gift Gail Gurewitz $30.00
Maya Gurewitz $15.00
Ron Gurewitz $30.00
Personal Gift Linda Heiderer $30.00
Simon Le Parc $30.00
Personal Gift Laurel Lee $30.00
Personal Gift Pam Phillips $80.00
David Rosenheim $30.00
Personal Gift Jackie Rosenheim $30.00
Judah Rosenheim $15.00
Oliver Rosenheim $15.00
Kathy Steinbrecher $0.00
Team Gifts $1,955.00
Denotes a Team Captain