Why Are We Fighting Multiple Myeloma?
Multiple Myeloma is at this time, an incurable blood cancer, which has affected our two close friends and their families. Kathy Giusti is a myeloma patient and the founder of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). Her family lives in New Canaan, CT. Frank Cronin, who lost his battle with the disease in 2011 after a long and courageous fight, is the father of one of my colleagues at SAC Capital.
Multiple Myeloma was essentially untreatable until Kathy Giusti founded the MMRF fifteen years ago. In fact, when she was diagnosed, there had not been a new myeloma treatment in 20 years. Since the MMRF was founded in 1998, it has funded research that has resulted in the development of 5 new drugs that are extending the lives of patients and improving the quality of life of the people who have the disease. The MMRF will not stop until a cure is found.
By participating in events like the New York City Marathon and the Empire State Building Run-Up, we hope to help raise funds for research and to promote awareness of the mission of MMRF. We encourage you to join us in our mission, and help MMRF work to improve the quality of life for those afflicted by multiple myeloma and to someday find a cure.