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In Tribute of Stephen C Simpson

Created by Shawndra Simpson

Stephen C Simpson

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

Matching Gifts
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Guest Book



Shawndra, My deepest sympathies, my thoughts are with you and family. Lena
2. Trinchero National Accounts Team
We work with Michael Simpson and all of us in National Accounts at Trinchero Family Estates wanted to express our deepest sympathies. Our hearts are saddened for your loss.
3. Judy Pappas (Freitas)
Shawndra, I'm sincerely sorry for your loss. Nancy told me about Steve and the invaluable help you and Steve were to them when Brian was diagnosed with MM? My sympathy to you and your children.
4. Barbara Bianchi
5. Diana Lowe
I will miss, so much, matching wits with my friend Steve. From baseball (go Dodgers) to politics to just about anything, Steve was the brother I never had. I always felt like a part of the family. Shawndra is one of the strongest people I’ve ever known. I take inspiration from Steve, Shawndra and the entire family.
6. The Furstenberg Family
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts during these difficult times.
7. Anonymous
Shawndra, My deepest sympathies, my thoughts are with you and family. Lena
9. Anonymous
With sympathy for Steve and his family and hope for a future cure, from a past acquaintance.
10. Sutter Surgery Center Division
Dear Shawndra, Our sincere sympathies to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
11. Lori Jerome
Dear Shawndra, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your memories carry you through this difficult time and somehow ease the pain in your heart. Lori Jerome
12. Richard & Marion Auld
To Shawndra, Our deepest sympathy and may you cherish your memories of him. It is never easy to lose someone you love and admire. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Yours, Marion and Rick Auld
13. Nancy & Brian Wright
Shawndra, Stephen, Michael, Britney, & Karl, we are so sorry for your loss. We hope you find comfort in knowing Steve helped us and countless others through his tenacity and participation in MM research. We thank you for extending his hopes through support of the MMRF.
14. Melody States
Shawndra, sending you and your loved ones my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
15. Terry Glubka
Shawndra and family Our thoughts are with you, always Terry & Greg Glubka

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.