Twelve hikers will embark on this incredible challenge to raise awareness and funds for multiple myeloma through the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
CRANBURY, N.J., Aug. 2, 2021 - As part of a fundraising effort by Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma® (MM4MM), a team of 12 individuals will take on an epic journey hiking through the Alaska-Kenai Peninsula from August 16-21, 2021.
MM4MM is a joint initiative between the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) and CURE Media Group and is sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme. The upcoming climb includes multiple myeloma patients, caregivers, friends, and family members.
"This program is truly such a powerful and life-changing experience for every hiker, and we look forward to continuing our support to help raise awareness and critical funds for multiple myeloma research," said Mike Hennessy Jr., president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences™, parent company of CURE Media Group.
Since MM4MM began with its first climb in 2016, the program has raised over $3 million. All proceeds raised go directly to the MMRF. A pioneer in precision medicine, the MMRF seeks to find a cure for all multiple myeloma patients by relentlessly pursuing innovations that are driving the development of precision treatments for cancer.
"As a patient focused organization, the MMRF stands together with those who are battling multiple myeloma – patients, families, physicians, researchers, and our partners. This team represents a microcosm of our community and demonstrates that together, we can move mountains in our shared pursuit of a cure for each patient," said Michael Andreini, president and CEO of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. "This effort sponsored by Sanofi helps us work towards our mission of a world without multiple myeloma."
The MM4MM Alaska team will include five patients living with multiple myeloma:
"We are excited and proud to support Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma," said John Wilson, Director of Hematology Oncology Marketing at Sanofi Genzyme. "This initiative is a great way to raise awareness and foster greater connectivity to the multiple myeloma and blood cancer patient community. We are truly moved and inspired by all those that participate in this program."
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