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In Honor of Derek Petch

Created by John Petch

Derek Petch

Derek had a great life filled with a loving family and great friends. Help us honor his memory by fighting back against cancer. Derek was a warrior, who battled long and hard against MM for four years, but eventually ran out of options. Help us honor our loved one while making a difference in myeloma research.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), along with its research and medical industry partners, has fueled more studies, initiated more trials, developed more treatments, introduced more medicines, and have had a far greater impact than any other organization on myeloma. While the MMRF has made enormous progress, they still have much to do and cannot continue to do great research without your support.

Please consider joining me to fight multiple myeloma. Together we can make a difference.

About the MMRF:
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to find a cure for multiple myeloma by relentlessly pursuing innovation that accelerates the development of next-generation treatments to extend the lives of patients. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF is a world-recognized leader in cancer research. The MMRF continues to disrupt the industry today, as a pioneer and leader at the helm of new research efforts.  Since its inception, the organization has raised over $330 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs. To learn more, visit

Guest Book



1. Anonymous
On behalf of DNV GL, we are making this donation in honor of Derek Petch for his service to our organization. As the leader of our Wind Turbine Technology team, Derek selflessly focused on managing, teaching and developing his team throughout all of his medical challenges. He set an amazing example of care and compassion for all of us to try and achieve. We are forever grateful for the opportunity to know and work with Derek.
2. John Petch
My brother, Derek, was much loved in this world. His time was cut short on this earth by MM, and know that he would want to help others fight on. May your new existence be filled with peace and may you always be surrounded by Love.
3. William Berger
Derek was a terrific manager and mentor and was fun to be around. Loved that Petchy attitude!

For Tribute page created prior to January 2017, 
please contact Amy Crawford 652-0221. 
Thank you for your support.


For donations please mail to: 
P.O. Box 414238 
Boston, MA 02241-4238

MMRF Offices: 
383 Main Ave., 5th Floor 
Norwalk, CT 06851

The MMRF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. 
Tax ID:06-1504413 
Your contribution is tax deductible.