Help us honor our loved one while making a difference in myeloma research.
Kristy Westbrook Buckley, 70, of Bucks County, PA passed away on June 2, 2020 at Doylestown Hospital due to complications from Multiple Myeloma cancer. She was born to the late Dale and Doris Westbrook, March 6, 1950, in Williamsport, PA. Kristy graduated from Pennsbury High School in 1968 and received a nursing degree from Mercer School of Nursing in 1971.
Kristy was married to Ron Buckley in May 1971, and they lived together in a small apartment in Croydon for 2 years, then Fairless Hills for 3 years before relocating to Warrington. She is survived by her loving husband, Ron, and her three children and their spouses: Shawna and Chris Curran of Yardley, PA (grandkids Morgan and Quin); Liesje and Neal Gantert of Baltimore, MD (grandkids Caitlyn and Paige); and Adam and Colleen Buckley of Bedminster, PA (grandkid Keeley).
Kristy was a loving wife, mother, and TeTe. She was a homebody who loved to plan and host parties for every occasion or for no reason but to gather with loved ones and family. Kristy also loved to travel and enjoyed researching and planning trips for her and Ron and excursions with the grandkids. Each summer, Ron and Kristy took the grandkids, two at a time, for a road trip. They visited lots of fun places with the grands from Vermont, Cape Cod, Chincoteague, to Myrtle Beach. She always says, “I love you to the moon and back.”
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About the MMRF:
A pioneer in precision medicine, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks to find a cure for all multiple myeloma patients by relentlessly pursuing innovations that accelerate the development of precision treatments for cancer. 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 has created the business model around cancer—from data to analytics to the clinic. The MMRF identifies barriers and then finds the solutions to overcome them, bringing in the best partners and aligning incentives in the industry to drive better outcomes for patients. Since its inception, the organization has collected thousands of samples and tissues, opened nearly 100 trials, helped bring 11 FDA-approved therapies to market, and built CoMMpass, the single largest genomic dataset for any cancer. Today, the MMRF is building on its legacy in genomics and is expanding into immune-oncology, as the combination of these two fields will be critical to making precision medicine possible for all patients. The MMRF has raised nearly $500 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs.
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For donations please mail to:
P.O. Box 414238
Boston, MA 02241-4238
383 Main Ave., 5th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851
The MMRF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Your contribution is tax deductible.