It is with heavy hearts that we post this tribute page to Kathy Gram Katterfield, our friend and an incredible advocate for myeloma patients, and indeed all battling cancer.
We are humbled by the fact that she asked that the MMRF be one of two organizations that her friends and family support in lieu of flowers.
Kathy was a bright light in the world, and brought her positivity, compassion, energy, and love into everything that she did. She even turned her own cancer journey as a way to give back to the cancer community when she made a career change to work for Millennium Pharmaceuticals (now Takeda) in the role of Head of Advocacy shortly after returning to the workplace post-diagnosis in 2007. She brought her personal understanding of the cancer journey to her role and was a valuable asset to Millennium and to all patients during the many years that she held that role.
Kathy was also a great cheerleader for the MMRF during her years at Millennium. She was literally at every event we held, be it the MMRF Gala, the NYC Marathon Cheer Zone, or the Empire State Building Run Up. Kathy also rallied teams at the MMRF Boston 5K Walk/Run every year and even got a group of more than a dozen MPI employees to train and run the NYC Half Marathon in 2014. She also pushed herself beyond per own perceived limits by training and running on MMRF Teams at events like the Falmouth Road Race and the NYC Half Marathon.
Kathy’s energy and enthusiasm touched so many. We are forever grateful for her friendship and connection to our organization, and humbled by the fact that even in her death, she continues to support our mission so that we can continue to help patients have better outcomes and accelerate treatments driving toward a cure, not only for myeloma, but for all cancers.
Kathy Gram Katterfield Obituary: legacy.com/amp/obituaries/bostonglobe/193843403?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=obitshareamp
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