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In Honor of Owen G. Wallace

Created by Paula Wallace

Owen G. Wallace

On August 23 of last year, Owen was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. It was a huge shock to our family. As far as we knew, nothing was wrong, Owen felt great, and everything was normal. We almost didn’t believe it could be true!

Since September, Owen has been receiving treatment in the hopes of getting a stem cell transplant as quickly as possible, since a stem cell transplant in combination with chemotherapy is the best option for remission.

Although there is not yet a cure for multiple myeloma, life expectancy has tripled, and continues to improve. We are extremely positive, and hopeful, and expect Owen to celebrate many more decades of birthdays by my side! We truly believe that the work of the MMRF and their partners will ultimately lead to a cure for all patients.

We feel strongly about supporting MMRF throughout this journey. As coincidence would have it – or perhaps it is a sign! - my dear friend, Laura who I have known since 7th grade, works for the Foundation. The MMRF is unique in that 90% of all funds raised goes directly to myeloma research. It is a great organization that we are proud to support. This summer, our daughter will be doing an internship there in the events department. We couldn’t be more proud of her!

For my 50th birthday this year, I have chosen to further my support of this life-changing organization. Please join me in supporting the research that MMRF is doing in honor of my husband, Owen and for all patients like him. On a separate note, Owen and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this August. We want to celebrate many more birthdays, and many more anniversaries together – so I ask that you please join us in our fight for a cure!

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. Together with its partners, the MMRF has created the only end-to-end solution in precision medicine and the single largest genomic dataset in all cancers. 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 $400 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. Susan Rooney
2. Lisa Squillante DeRosa
Hi Paula and Owen, Wishing you all the best as you partner with MMF and seek to find a cure.
3. Anonymous
4. Anonymous
Thinking of you Paula and Owen!
5. The Petrella Family
Stay strong.
6. Whitney And Steve Barbera
To 50 more years of love and happiness!
7. Pat And Caroline Saxton
Fighting with yo!
8. Joanna And David Levine
Thinking of you both on our birthdays! xoxo
9. Lisa Morgan
10. Johanna Gomez
You got this Owen, stay strong. We are all rooting for you. Our prayers are with you. Love, Johanna and Phil
11. Kate & Stuart Thomson
12. Carol Mintz & Bill Cannon
Tribute to our dear friend Owen Wallace. Happy Birthday Paula!
13. Lisa And Kenny Matthew
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Wishing you all the best for many many more happy years together. Love you!
14. Hank Floyd
I too have Multiple Myeloma and have been through a lot in 2 1/2 years. Keep up the great work a cure is around the corner. 🙏
15. Julie Goldstein
In memory of Dominick Leavitt
16. Virginia Harrow Kenney
Please accept this donation to honor Paula & Owen Wallace Thank you, Virginia and Robert Kenney
17. Phil And Lisa Green
Sending positive thoughts and prayers. Wishing you a happy birthday and you and Owen many more milestones together.
18. Tommy, Deborah, Max & Sam
19. Alison Valdes
We love you Owen!!
20. Dana O’Neill
21. Phyllis Sattler
My pleasure to make a donation on behalf of a dear friend’s husband. Owen you can do this. You can kick this disease’ ass.
22. Ruth Spence - Franciamore
Happy Father’s Day Owen !!! Keep fighting the fight ! You are all in my prayers. Love you guys ❤️
23. Victoria And Kevin Wallace
24. Andy Levy
25. Michelle Hathaway
Love and admire u both so much and glad Owen is feeling well enough to come to the Jam this weekend. See u tomorrow😀.
26. Jennifer Katz
Paula, Here's to many more anniversaries for you and Owen. And while we're at it, here's to kicking this cancer's ass too! With all my love, Jennifer
27. Sue & Bob Bronico
28. Stewart L Whitman
29. David Rosenbloom
30. Sophia Morton
Stay strong!!! Much love to all of you from Bill, Sophia, Luca, Maddie and Theo
31. Pam And David McCollum
32. Danielle And Lou Zinzi
Thinking of You and Owen and your family and sending prayers and much hope for his recovery. 💞
33. Erica Babad
Owen is full of life and love and strong spirit! Sending love and support always.
34. Peter And Haley Walsh
35. Allyson Soldo
Strength and love to Owen and his family! Love, Steve and Allyson
36. Cindy Swank
Sending strength and a hundy!!
37. Karen Tedone
Happy 50th Paula and many more for the both of you!! Xoxo
38. John Wallace
39. Katy & Brad Reeping
Keep fighting Owen! You’ve got this! Lots of love and prayers, Katy, Brad & Evie
40. Kimberly Lopp-Manocherian
41. Ali & Russell
what a beautiful tribute and i just love the picture of you two from all those years ago. love you both so much. xxx
42. Meg (Glass) Moore
Owen, best of luck to you! Turns out that the class of '86 DOES give a... well you know the ending to that one. :)
43. Priscilla And Mike Wallace
Thinking of you with love Owen❤️ Love, Uncle Mike and Aunt Priscilla
44. Donna Wallace
45. Susan Gilman
Sending love to you all.
46. Mike & Jill Cayelli
Keep fighting the fight. We love you two!
47. Michael Weiss
Big love! Y'all got this!
48. Steve, Liz, Alice, Maggie & Tommy Walsh
Love you guys - our love and support goes out to you every day xoxo
49. Heide Shilstone
Sending healing thoughts to you and your beautiful family!
50. Craig Mauro
Get well buddy! L&R
51. Chet Williams
You are in my prayers.
52. Danielle Tandet
53. Liz Bailey
54. Michael Kalish
55. Stacey King
Prayers are with you and your family. Happy to support such a wonderful organization find a cure!
56. Aime Dempsey
Owen, you got this!
57. Pete Meringolo
Kick it’s ass Owen. Stay strong
58. Elin Peterson
59. Irene Anschlowar
Sending you both love.
60. Jenny (Brader) Rairigh
Hoping for the right treatment to get your through this. Best wishes to you and your family.
61. Eileen Whyte Springer
Thinking of you and your family Owen.
62. The Myer Family
Thinking of you guys
63. Christina And Joe Lunny
We wish Owen much success with his treatments and are thinking of all of you. Sending love and prayers. Christina, Joe, Hayley and Tyler.
64. Cate & Dave Wallace
Sending you love and healing thoughts, Owen!!!
65. ELL Till
Thank you for making me aware of this organization. I have a friend here who is 100days out from his transplant and doing well. My prayers are with Owen and all of you
66. Susie & Pat Murphy
Here’s to many more birthdays, anniversaries, AND Thanksgivings. ;)
67. Alyssa Mogensen
Sending good vibes and prayers!
68. Andi Cohen
Sending love and prayers to you all.
69. Pat & Judy Wallace
A beautiful message, Paula Sending all our love and prayers.
70. Matthew Grant
71. Ellen & Dan Cohen
Thinking of you - I know we share the same anniversary in August. Xoxo
72. Cathy & Blake Ellman
We love you guys!
73. Michele Rosenbloom
The Rosenbloom Family
74. Della Booker
Praying for all of you. God bless, Della
75. Jamer Breene
76. Laura Gilman
Much love, Laura, Scott and Charles
77. Jane Kaufman
78. Rebecca Rivard
Paula I had no idea your family has been going through this. You, Owen, Paloma and Henry will be in our thoughts. Owen has a good team in you guys supporting him and it sounds like this organization is a great resource for taking up this battle.
79. Michael Wallace
80. Susan Wallace
Happy to support this great organization in honor of Owen!! We love you Owen, Paula and family!
81. Didi Virden
Sending you good thoughts. I hope to see you soon. Much love, Didi

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.