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In Tribute of Richard Boyd

Created by Jerree Boyd

Richard Boyd

Rick's life was full and multi-faceted, but his seven year battle with Multiple Myeloma was a defining portion of his later years. His fight was not only for his own love of life and family, but also with the hope that with each new therapy he tried, and setback overcome, the medical community might come closer to finding a cure for the future. He was a part of several clinical trials and was followed as a case study by both Dr. Rafat Abanour at the Simon Cancer Center and Dr. Bart Barlogie at Mt. Sinai. A fighter to the end, Rick was eternally optimistic and brave, meeting each challenge with an impossible good humor and grace.

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.

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. Franklin Huff
In memory of Richard Boyd
2. Jackie Torren
Sending my deepest condolences.
3. Teri Capron
So sorry for your loss and what an amazing tribute...he sounds like an amazing and giving person
4. Jody Toth
Rick was a fighter. I donate to help him continue to fight multiple myeloma.
5. Kelly And Michael Schiff
We will miss Rick so much. Sending love to the Boyd family
6. Morgan Stoviak
So sorry for your loss
7. The LePage Family
8. Denny Hardy
Rick was a great guy and I will miss his smiling face. He was very special in many ways. RIP Rick
9. Susan Casalini
Miss you so much already
10. John Morgan
A Great Man.
11. James, Holly And Gavin Kerr
Such a great cause for a great man! He inspired us all in his graciousness!
12. Jeff Hoffman
The Hoffmans Jeff and Sharon Bill Merribeth
13. Patrick & Jenna
14. Erin, Scott, And Nolan Taylor
In memory of Rick and his hard fought battle with myeloma. His participation in clinical trials will make a lasting impact for future patients so a cure can be found. Sending thoughts of love and peace to his family and friends during this difficult time of loss.
15. Aaron & Liz Alyea
With love and great sympathy for the Boyd family, we hope this donation helps with the healing over others.
16. Donald R Polacek
17. Tony & Laura DiPolvere
18. Katie And Kevin Boyd
19. Tracie Benson and Rick & Christie Snelson
20. Virginia Lezhnev
This donation is made in memory of Rick Boyd from his cousins—Ginny, Sasha, and Megnote Lezhnev.
21. Barney Boyd
Hope for all of the other brothers in the world.
22. Michael Moxley
23. Nicole Glor
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Jeff & Nicole Glor
24. Guido Casalini
So Much Love.

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.