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In Tribute of Leo P. Meerscheidt III

Created by Beverley Meerscheidt

Leo P. Meerscheidt III

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 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

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Guest Book



1. Mary Meerscheidt
To my loving brother.
2. Amy Cornett
Dad, in your honor, on your birthday, it seems only right to support MMRF, in hopes they can find new ways to beat this disease. You fought everyday and never once gave up. Throughout your battle, you touched many lives, just as you did for all of us during your 70 years here. We enjoyed hearing some wonderful stories the last few days from so many who loved you. We'll miss seeing your smile, hearing your laugh, and creating more stories to tell, but what we have in our hearts will never be forgotten. Love you always- Amy, Dan, and Maddie girl.
3. Vilaida Rivera
4. Kathy Carden
Praying God will hold you close. Love, Kathy
5. Bob and Linda Buss
We met Leo while building the house next door. How lucky we were to be moving next door to a wonderful couple like Bev and Leo. Always there when help was needed from yard work, cars, remodeling , or dog sitting. Best time was just sitting and talking sometimes over a beer or a glass of wine. We will miss Leo very much. Thanks for the memories, Bob and Linda Buss
6. Sally Niessen
Leo was such a warm, happy and generous man! We were privileged to know him in California and benefit from his faithful and open ended support of Mount Olive Lutheran Church. He made a positive impact on many lives, and will be keenly missed and always fondly remembered....Sally & Doug Niessen
7. Rebecca Meerscheidt
Our love for Leo goes on and on. He was a wonderful brother, loving and caring. We will miss you, "Little Brother." Forever, "Baby Brother" Becca, Shana & Eliana
8. Jim and Kathleen Schock
Leo was the cutest little boy ever. The camera loved him and always showed his signature grin.His grin was the epitome of pure joy. He was outdoors whenever possible and even when inside he enjoyed a parade of deer who arrived in his backyard every evening to enjoy the bounty he provided. He loved to be on the go and the last weekend enjoyed a ride out of town returning with scrumptious Fredricksburg peaches.Yes, he took joy in life and in particular his precious family. Sadly, that grin is dimmed now, but it's radiance will remain always in our hearts and reflect the love we have for him. With much love and true affection, Your sister and hubby--Kathleen and Jim

For 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.