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In Tribute of Betty Carignano

Created by Tina Greis

Betty Carignano

If you knew Betty, you knew that she was larger than life. Alongside her immense love for her family stood her lifelong love of flowers. When it came to funerals and flowers, she always said, "Flowers are for the living, and not to be thrown on top of a grave site." So, in honor of her wishes, please consider making a donation to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in Betty's name.

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



1. Jenny Griggs
2. Linda Swanson
3. Ray Greis
4. James Salkin
In memory of one of my favorite people.
5. Stacey & Scott Starsman
In memory of Betty Carignano
6. Joan Workman
7. Rodriguez/Losada & Rodriguez/Veras Family
May she forever rest in peace in the Heart of the Lord and in the loving memory of her family and friends.
In memory of a lovely lady. We will greatly miss her. Sincerely, The Barrash's and Jerry Newton
9. Stephanie Deily
Andy, your family is in our prayers.
10. Ralph And Sharon MacMillan
We send our heartfelt condolences to the Greis family. God bless.

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.