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In Tribute of Rodger Garner

Created by Sean Garner

Rodger Garner

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 11 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. Ann McGuinness
In memory of Rodger Garner
2. Sylvia Veal
3. Cheryl Mulford
4. Carol Campbell
It's how he lived, it's why he lived, it's the manner in which he lived--Rodger lived every day. We will miss him dearly. Dave Wollerman & Carol Campbell
5. Anonymous
It was an honor to know you Rog. Thank you for making me feel so loved in a time when I needed it most. It’s been amazing to share the love of the game with you.
6. Tom, Kyle, Grace, and Avery Wilson
Thank you Coach for your guidance and inspirational words - you will always be a huge part of the Byron Center Girls soccer team!
7. Donald Kullgren
Great man, awesome life, Rodger will be missed.
8. Karla Grzybowski
Rog it was so much fun to be around you during Tamara soccer career at the high school and college. Level. You will be greatly missed by everyone. RIP our friend
9. Kristen LaPrade
Thank you for mentoring and being such an inspirational role model and good friend to the love of my life Michael Lee Sweers. I wish we could have met so I could thank you in person for helping shape him into the incredible man that he is today. RIP Rog.
10. Melissa Bukowski
I’m so glad to have met and known and loved Rog. He was a great man and I will never forget him and his hilariously goofy jokes.
11. Jane Anderson
There are no words to describe Rodger Garner. He was the picture of integrity, professionalism, skill, talent, and compassion. He was the authentic role model that I witnessed for over 20 years as family man, cosch, and friend.

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.