Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

                                                                                                
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor
Norwalk, CT  06951
Jane Hoffmann
marathon@themmrf.org
203-391-4053
 
 
 
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation is no longer accepting applications for invitational entry into the 2016 Boston Marathon. Official qualified participants who are already entered in the 2016 Boston Marathon that wish to raise funds for Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation may still do so using the contact information found above.
 

Support the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), recognized as one of the most significant innovators in cancer research. Founder Kathy Giusti was recently named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, recognition for her leadership and the MMRF's transformational way of developing and conducting medical research and drug development.

The work of the MMRF is dramatically improving the outlook for patients with multiple myeloma. Since its inception 16 years ago, the life span of a myeloma patient has more than doubled. The treatments being developed with funds from the MMRF are now being explored as treatment for 30 other cancers. The MMRF directs an exemplary 90% of its budget to research and related programming, consistently earning the foundation ranking in the top 1% of all charities by the nation's leading charity evaluators, like Charity Navigator.

 
B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.