Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 11, November 2013, Posted On: 11/5/2013
MMRF Fall Gala Honoring Berry Gordy And Charles Goldstuck Raises Money For Cancer Research Through Exclusive Online Auction; 200 Items On Bid
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Press Release
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Source: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation | Released November 4, 2013
NORWALK, CT -- The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) announced that this year's Gala will feature an extraordinary auction stocked with many once-in-a-lifetime experiences, vacation packages, luxurious gifts and much more. The annual MMRF Fall Gala, which will be held on Nov. 9, 2013, in Greenwich, Connecticut, will honor Berry Gordy, Founder of Motown, with the Spirit of Hope Award and Charles Goldstuck, President and Chief Executive Officer of TouchTunes Interactive Networks, with the MMRF Courage & Commitment Award. Funds raised at the MMRF Fall Gala will be used to support the development of life-extending treatments for multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer.
Those unable to attend the event can still place bids online. To preview the catalog and start bidding, please visit: http://ibidmobile.net/mmrf/auction/. Some of the items up for grabs include a Bon Jovi Autographed Guitar, a Meet & Greet with John Mayer and a Monticello Race Track Experience.
The MMRF is one of the nation's most groundbreaking cancer research organizations and is widely recognized for creating innovative new models that have radically transformed the way research and drug development are conducted. Many of our friends and colleagues in the industry have been touched by multiple myeloma. Through funds raised at the Fall Gala, the MMRF is able to continue its pioneering work to bring patients with this rare disease the treatments they so urgently need and get us one step closer to a cure. For more information on the MMRF, please visitwww.themmrf.org.
About Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer. The five-year relative survival rate for multiple myeloma is approximately 41 percent, one of the lowest of all cancers. In 2013, more than 20,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma and nearly 11,000 people are predicted to die from the disease.
About the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, soon after Kathy's diagnosis with multiple myeloma. The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. As the world's number-one private funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has raised over $225 million since its inception and directs 90% of total budget to research and related programming. As a result, the MMRF has been awarded Charity Navigator's coveted four-star rating for 10 consecutive years, the highest designation for outstanding fiscal responsibility and exceptional efficiency. For more information about the MMRF, please visit: www.themmrf.org.
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