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In Tribute of Mark D Wankel

Created by Kim Wankel

Mark D Wankel

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:
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. To learn more, visit

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Guest Book



1. Jimmie Emery
2. Roybn Alanis
3. Cindy Mead
4. Debra Schultz
5. Ralph Schwegmann
6. Joan Blevins
7. Jorge Kattah
8. Chuck & Ellie Maroon
9. The Abruzzo Callahan Family
Dear Mrs. Wankel, Nichole, Aaron and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers and holding you all in our hearts. Terri, Dave, Jack and Paul Callahan
10. Gail And Craig Barley
11. Daren Epley
Dear Kim and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Mark's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness. I send my deepest condolences. Daren Epley
12. Bill & Karen Hamilton
Mark Wankel was my cousin. Gone way too sone.
13. Mark And Chris McCarrell
We are still in shock of his passing. We grew up in church together as his parents and mine were best of friends. I remember his love of corvettes. I enjoyed the story of when he took the St Bernard walking and the dog laid down and wouldn't budge. He had to get the car to pick him up. Mark had a great sense of humor.
14. Larry And Pauline Wallden
Kim, to you and the family, our sincere condolences.
15. Michelle & Corey Harris
I am so sorry for your loss. As friends of Nichole and Aaron our heart goes out to you and your entire family. Sending prayers.
16. Tim Booth
So sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I worked with Mark when I was at Reman and really enjoyed working with him.
17. Kim Marinaro
Ms Wankel and Charfoos Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending all our of love. Love, the Stauber Family
18. The Scherer Family
Dear Mrs. Wankel, We are so sorry for your loss. We know how much you, Nichole, Aaron and their children adored him. We will keep all of you in our prayers. May peace be with you.
19. Gregory Szynskie
Rest in peace Mark
20. Anonymous
21. Lillian Pinkston
His parents, Mazie and Hank, were our closet friends. We have known Mark since he was 3 years old. We express our condolences to his family.
22. Keith And Linda Johnson
Our deepest sympathy. Wishing you comfort and peace.
23. Vivian Flynn
Kim and family; so very sorry for your loss. Sending you our love and keeping you in our prayers at this very sad time! Ken & Vivian
24. Nancy Hayes
I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was a wonderful person and brought happiness and joy to many.
25. Butkus Family
So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and sending our love.
26. Rick And Cathy Hartke
We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you and the family during these hard times. He's gone way too soon.
27. Bruce And Jan Winchell
We were privileged to have known Mark. His love for his family and his dogs was apparent from the moment we met him and Kim. Rest well, Mark, you will be missed.
28. Gerry And Judy Heinz
Kim, Mark will be truly missed. Your friendship has been very special through the years.
29. Steven McAdams & Jean McAdams
In honor and memory of a dear, dear friend, and a truly special, loving, kind, and caring man.

For a 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.