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In Tribute of Janene (Pooh) Lancaster

Created by Michele Yarbrough

Janene (Pooh) Lancaster

Help us honor Pooh while making a difference in myeloma research.

Pooh continues to fight through her 2010 terminal cancer diagnosis with the help of her Heavenly Father and many, many prayers. "My heart is overflowing with sincere gratitude to so many of you that have wiped my tears and held my hand to get us to this point. Through all the changes our love for family and friends will never change."

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

Matching Gifts
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Guest Book



1. Rena Bartlett
In honor of Janene Cooper Lancaster
2. Lindsay Michelle
We love you Pooh!!
3. Ann Houghton
4. Laurel Cooper
Michelle , Dave , and kids thank you so much for your friendship and your support of Pooh is wonderful. Good luck on your run Dave!
5. Julia Hunt
For Pooh, you inspire so many of us
6. Dave And Michele
We’re praying!! Love you my dear friend and the most amazing person I have ever known!
7. Debbie Thomason
I love your passion to help friends, Dave and Michele. Prayers for a great run and to raise lots of money for a CURE.

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.