Philanthropic Friday

This week’s Philanthropic Friday’s charity is Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation!

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Logo from Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Website

BF will be attending the Search Marketing Expo for work and since it will be held in my favorite town, Manhattan, I will be tagging along!  BF & I will be attending the IM Charity Party @ SMX benefiting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

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Logo from SMX East 09 Website

Tickets are $50, with every cent of that price going directly to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.  The two sponsors, Best of the Web and Clix Marketing, will be providing an open bar and snacks for all in attendance.  The party is open to anyone who would like a fun night out benefiting a great cause.

The event will be Monday, October 5, 8PM to 11PM at The Town Tavern, 134 West Third Street, New York City, phone: (212) 253-6955.  Tickets can be purchased here.  Maybe I will see you there!

Now about the foundation and the disease.

According to the MMRF website,

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer where certain cells, called plasma cells, in the bone marrow grow out of control.               These cancerous cells damage the bones and cause bone pain. Other problems caused by myeloma include infections,           anemia, problems with bruising and bleeding, and damage to some of the body’s organs (particularly the kidneys).

While multiple myeloma is considered to be incurable, it is a treatable disease. There are more treatments today than ever         before that are helping patients live longer, healthier lives.

MMRF strives to bring new treatments to patients quickly.  From research grants to working with the pharmaceutical and biotech industry to advance the next generation of treatments, MMRF has helped increase the life expectancy of someone diagnosed with this disease from four years to seven.  MMRF also offers educational resources for those diagnosed with the disease and their families.

Please donate to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation today and help those living with this horrible disease.  You can donate directly here, you can find a MMRF event near you to participate in here or show your support with some MMRF swag.

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