Kindness is her legacy. She was the most selfless person we’ve ever known. She put her family, friends, and strangers before herself every moment of every single day. We feel incredibly lucky to have had her love and steadfastness hold us up through so many good times and hard times. She was so very proud of her family and told us every single day. What a gift. All the days in the world would never have been enough. We will miss her desperately but know that she would want us to go on in the world — loving and giving — just like she did.
Our family experienced firsthand the benefits that drug development in oncology has provided in recent years. We were lucky enough to have Mom far longer than we ever ever would have without the funding and human commitment that goes into research and patient advocacy.
Help us honor our loved one while making a difference in myeloma research.
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 10 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 themmrf.org.
Did you know you can double your impact in seconds? Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Find out if your employer offers this benefit! Visit the MMRF Matching Gifts website (themmrf.org/matchinggifts) or ask your Human Resources Department!
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.