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In Honor of Grandpa Milt

Created by Matthew Riseman

Milt Riseman

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For my Mitzvah project, I would like to honor my grandfather, Milt Riseman, who passed away a year and a half ago from a terrible illness, cancer. Cancer is a terrible thing, that no one or family should experience like my own did. I believe my grandfather like many others was taken too early and still had so much to see, do and love. It pains me that my personal role model and hero will not be able to attend one of the most special events of my life. I don’t think it's fair to him or my family but if there is one thing my grandfather taught me it is that life isn’t always fair. He taught me this when I first became a Giants fan and was not accustomed to them losing. He said that even if you really want something to happen it still might not happen.

So I have come to terms that my grandfather will not be there in person but instead watching from above. But my grandfather also taught me perseverance. He taught me perseverance by telling me to tough it out when the Giants are losing and to stick with it no matter how many heartbreaking loses they endure. So to honor the perseverance he taught me I would like to raise money for cancer research so families don’t have to endure the strain of losing someone to the horrible illness that is cancer.

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:
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to find a cure for multiple myeloma by relentlessly pursuing innovation that accelerates the development of next-generation treatments to extend the lives of patients. 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 is a world-recognized leader in cancer research. The MMRF continues to disrupt the industry today, as a pioneer and leader at the helm of new research efforts.  Since its inception, the organization has raised over $330 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. Alan Dynerman & Nancy Seybold
Thank you cousins Alan & Nancy very much appreciated!
2. Jennifer Kircher
Hi Matt. This is such a nice thing to do, in honor of your grandpa. Sorry we missed your Bar Mitzvah. We hope you had a wonderful day with your family and friends. Love, the Kirchers
3. Andrew Pearl
Dear Matt, Mozel Tov and great job! We had a wonderful time celebrating with you. Even though we never had the opportunity to meet your grandfather, we heard a lot of wonderful things about him at the shiva. Our family was also impacted by this terrible disease. Our cousin passed away at the age of 37. We are glad to contribute to this cause and thank you for supporting the research. We all hope that a cure will be found soon. Regards, The Pearls
4. The Hoodis Family
I memory of Milt and honor of Matt both very special men.
5. Priya Doraswamy
All the best! Lots of love- Ram and the Doraswamys??
6. Marvin Broitman
Ronee, Marvin and Matthew make this gift in honor of Milt Riseman with the hope and pray that it can help contribute to the cure of this terrible illness.
7. Stanley Broitman
Matthew, Ruth and I wish you much success in the fight against Multiple Myeloma and a great success in the attainment of your bar mitzvah. Love Stan and Ruth Broitman
8. Collin Conoley
10. Tilden and Terri Edelstein
Mathew - you've chosen to honor your grandfather by supporting research that will have meaningful impact on others. We're sure he would have been proud to see both the impact he had on you and your choice of this bar mitzvah project.
11. The Sinclair
Great way to honor your Grandpa, our old friend. He would be proud. Camille and Stan Sinclair
12. The Lynch Family
What a wonderful tribute to your grandfather, Matt! We can't wait to see you and your family on the big day.
13. Phyllis Badanes & Family
Mazel tov, Matthew. We are so happy to honor you ... and our cousin Milton! With Love, Cousins Phyllis, Shira, Jo, Jonah and Sam
14. Jordan, Wade, Harrison Homer
Great Project! Jordan, Wade and Harrison Homer
15. Cindy and Stuart Homer
Mazel Tov Matthew! What a wonderful project. Cindy and Stuart Homer
16. Ann Rabinovitz
17. Cousins Shelly, Steve and Phyllis
Best of luck!
18. Matthew Riseman

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.