The Kamloops Multiple Myeloma March

Nuts and Bolts

Our team is raising money in support of Myeloma Canada by participating in the Multiple Myeloma March.
 
I’m raising money in support of Myeloma Canada by entering a team and participating in the Multiple Myeloma March. In November 2016 I was experiencing extreme pain in my torso, forcing me to stop running. After many tests and xrays it revealed that I had 6 vertabrae fractures and that my sternum and all rib bones were riddled with lytic lesions (like advanced osteoporosis), further a bone biopsy confirmed the diagnoses of Multiple Myeloma (MM) in January 2017. In February 2017 I started my 5 months of chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant, a journey I would not wish upon anybody. At this point in time I am in remission, as Multiple Myeloma cannot be cured. During the course of 2017, I came to know many other people with MM and experienced the sorrow of losing 3 of those people, one of them a father with young children that never even survived one year after his diagnosis. This is a very complex and insidious cancer to diagnose and treat. By making a donation to my team, you are helping to fund clinical research and to support advocacy for accelerated access to game changing therapies for Canadian myeloma patients. Over 90% of donations go toward the Myeloma Canada Research Network, less than 10% to administration making extremely effective use of our donation dollars.

Please make a donation to the Nuts and Bolts team today and help me to reach my fundraising goal! Thank you.

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